Our strength comes from a collective focus to reimagine education for our scholars in the changing world in which we live. SCA strives to combine the best educational practices with the most current innovative approaches to learning. It is our desire to create an educational community of creative, joyful, compassionate learners who courageously use innovative thinking to grow up to become active contributors to building a better world.
SCA uses an educational model which addresses an expanded definition of student achievement–building students’ academic knowledge and skills, habits of character, and high-quality student work. At the heart of our educational framework is the focus on creating opportunities for deeper instruction. The model of deeper instruction promotes deeper learning in our scholars which is defined by six outcomes of mastery of core academic content, critical thinking and problem solving, collaboration, effective communication, self-directed learning, and academic mindsets.
Our goal is to create an educational approach to learning that fosters–instead of hampers–creativity and innovation. The purposeful integration of the arts can enliven and deepen teaching and learning. It is the foundation of the creation of high-quality student work and student achievement in all disciplines. Instruction in and through the arts challenges, engages, and empowers SCA scholars to work toward quality and artistry in all things.