Sac High: Career Pathways

Overview

Career Pathways

Career Pathways

In addition to our core curricular courses, Sac High’s pathway model offers scholars the opportunity to focus their elective areas of study in a meaningful way. Each pathway offers elective strands designed to fully develop a scholar’s knowledge and experience within their primary area of interest. At the end of their freshman year, scholars are asked to select an area of focus that will guide their elective education for their remaining three years of study. Each elective strand has a unique scope and sequence designed to fully and meaningfully develop a scholar’s knowledge and experience within a particular field, culminating in a capstone course in which they will complete a portfolio of the work that they have done within their focus area.

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Art

Overview

The purpose of this program is to provide scholars access to the historical and cultural context to art. We focus on the study of art history, the elements & principles of design and how they relate to each other in a composition. The program begins with drawing and studies in value, shape and form, and then builds on this foundation to color and texture, and rules of composition. Scholars will gain experience in a variety of media such as graphite, color pencil, pastel, clay, collage and mixed media.

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Business

Overview 

The Business pathway is designed to introduce and prepare scholars to the world of business and finance. Scholars will learn about personal financial literacy, the fundamentals of business, and develop real world experience by simulating a small on campus business. They will also have the opportunity to participate in business competition events at the local, state, and national levels that are held throughout the year. 

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Engineering

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The Purpose of this pathway is to introduce scholars to the engineering design process, by applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. Scholars will use these standards to work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3D modeling software as well as keeping an engineering notebook to document their work throughout the three years. 

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Health Sciences

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The Health Science Pathway is designed to prepare scholars for majoring and obtaining a career in the medical field. From pediatricians to physical therapists, scholars will research careers in this ever changing and fastest growing industry in the United States. Scholars will learn more about the human body and the interdependence of its systems as well as research the history and trends in health care and study diseases and how they affect individuals as well as our community.

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Law and Public Services

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The Law and Public Service Pathway provides the knowledge and understanding for scholars to actively influence decisions that have an impact on social justice.  Scholars have an opportunity to learn, understand, and participate in the creation and enforcement of civil and criminal laws.  Scholars will acquire a fundamental understanding of the law, and then develop the skills necessary to advocate and influence those in power.

 

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Photography

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In the photography pathway, scholars will learn how to use a camera to create powerful works of art. They will learn how to master both film and digital photography and communicate in the visual language of photographs. Scholars will also learn about the history, social impact and the modern trends of the art of photographic, and how to manipulate images with advanced editing programs as well as master the intricate process of developing film.

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Visual Communications

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This Pathway is designed to introduce scholars to the world of visual communications, computer graphics and digital multimedia. Scholars use  technology and understand its practical applications in education, industry, art and science. With state of the art hardware and software, students have an opportunity to create a wide array of graphic design and multimedia projects.