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Sage Center

Service Learning

Service Learning

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  • Program Objective

    Service Learning empowers students to become agents of change by cultivating ongoing relationships with local community partners and finding mutual value in service-based experiences.

    Service Learning is a four-year graduation requirement.

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    Tanya Lerch 

    Assistant Director of the Sage Center for Service Learning and Outreach, Science Teacher

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  • 9th Grade

    Ninth graders focus on gaining a better understanding of the communities that we serve. This will be facilitated through the curriculum in the Patterns of Civilization course. Students participate in six thematic rotations throughout and outside of Orange County to teach them about environmental impact/sustainability, homelessness, education, the judicial/legal system, migration/immigration, gentrification, cultural and historical preservation, mental health, native land history, food insecurity and more.
  • 10th Grade

    Sage Hill 10th graders partner with fourth grade students from partner schools El Sol Academy, Edward B. Cole Academy, and Scholarship Prep. Facilitated through curriculum in our students' English II classes, Sage Hill students create and implement projects and activities focusing on the Six Cs, STEM challenges, identity and literacy work. As the year progresses and each 10th grader gets to know their fourth grade buddy better, they gain more autonomy and independence over creating tailored and customized plans. The program culminates with a celebration.
  • 11th & 12th Grade

    Built upon the foundational and diverse experiences in their first two years of Service Learning, 11th and 12th grade students are equipped to pursue more distinct opportunities that reflect their areas of interest. Juniors and seniors may propose student-led independent projects (IPs) or join an existing faculty/staff-led project (FLPs). Many projects tie in to Sage Center Designated courses as an attached experience.

Sage Hill School

Sage Hill School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other School administered programs.