Special programs: SES is the only 7-12 Linked Learning school in SCUSD that integrates engineering and science across subject areas.
Clubs: Future Women of Science and Engineering; FIRST Robotics; FIRST LEGO League Robotics; Book Club; Junior ACE and ACE.
The School of Engineering and Sciences’ (SES) mission is to provide students a quality and relevant academic experience that supports their personal learning goals and prepares them for future careers and studies in engineering and sciences. The only 7-12 grade Linked Learning model within the school district, SES integrates engineering and science topics across subject content areas.
SES uses enrichment programs and opportunities to enhance and strengthen hands-on experiences for students such as FIRST Robotics (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology), FIRST Tech Challenge, FIRST Lego League, ACE (Architecture, Construction and Engineering) and Jr. ACE for both middle and high school students. Student pathway outcomes are demonstrated in the areas of effective written and technological communication, problem solving development and organizational/team management.
School of Engineering and Sciences student Gabriela Vargas is featured in a June 6 Forbes.com article.
A senior, Vargas began at SES in seventh grade. “For the past six years I’ve learned the ins and outs of design and manufacturing processes through my school’s integrated curriculum, participating in internships and after-school robotics,” Vargas says in the article.
Editor’s note: Great schools begin with great people, and Sacramento City Unified has no shortage of talented educators leading our campuses. The eConnection will be profiling principals new to their campuses this year to help our community get to know our administrative team. We kick off this occasional series today with two high school principals — Jim Hays at the School of Engineering and Sciences and Kal Phan at Hiram Johnson.
Jim Hays, Interim Principal, School of Engineering and Sciences
Help send Sacramento’s hard-working future engineers and scientists to the 2015 FIRST Robotics World Championships in St. Louis next month.
John F. Kennedy High School’s robotics team has been selected to compete in the prestigious competition — the first Sacramento City Unified School District robotics team to ever make it. School of Engineering and Sciences’ team may qualify for the championships as well, depending on the outcome of its next bout.
Several Sacramento City Unified School District high school and middle school students won high honors at the Synopsys Sacramento Regional STEM Fair in Folsom on March 14.
Leonardo da Vinci K-8 School first place finisher Will Gaudreau has been nominated to move on to the California State Science Fair Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) competition.
Students and staff from the School of Engineering and Science and Rosemont High School’s Energy, Science and Engineering Academy visited with state legislators, including Senator Richard Pan and Assemblyman Ken Cooley, during California State University Community Partnerships Advocacy Day at the Capitol.
The focus of the day was to discuss the work of the partnership to increase college access and success, especially for underrepresented students, and build a pipeline of students from high school through the university in the energy, science and engineering pathways.
UC Davis’ School of Engineering celebrated and rewarded Sacramento City Unified’s efforts in C-STEM (computing, science, technology, engineering and math) education at its fourth annual Conference on Integrated Computing and STEM Education held May 18.
Peter Milam, an eighth grader at SCUSD’s School of Engineering and Sciences (SES), was honored as C-STEM Student of the Year.
Robotics teams from several SCUSD schools participated in the initial Northern California FIRST LEGO League qualifying tournament held November 10 at John F. Kennedy High School.
FIRST LEGO League is an international competition that develops critical skills in science and technology in a super-charged learning atmosphere. Small teams of 9 to 14 year olds design, build, program and test an autonomous LEGO Mindstorms robot along with a project developed as a solution to a real world problem developed with experts.
Robotics teams from the School of Engineering and Science and John F. Kennedy High School traveled to Madera during Spring Break to compete in the FIRST Robotics Central Valley Regional competition. The SEStematic Eliminators advanced to the semi-finals before being knocked out of the competition. Both teams received awards: SES won the Creativity Award and JFK won the Industrial Safety Award.
Advanced Placement (AP) college-level courses and exams offer high school students the opportunity to earn college credit, stand out in the competitive college admission process and prepare for the rigors of college through challenging classes.
Our students dream about their futures. They want to be engineers and nurses and chefs and video game designers and senators. They want to go to college. They want successful careers and lives filled with passion and purpose.
At SCUSD we are committed to helping all of our students achieve their dreams. Every school is focused on preparing students for college and careers through rigorous course work, positive relationships with caring adults and meaningful connections to the world at large.
Students in 7th and 8th grade are not included in the GATE identification process in the Sacramento City Unified School District. Students who are identified as GATE in grades second through sixth will continue to be identified as GATE students throughout their middle and high school years. These classes include GATE identified students as well as students who have demonstrated high achievement or high potential.
With rising college costs and an uncertain job market, interest is growing in non-traditional, smaller high schools that put teens on a proven pathway to post-high school success. SCUSD offers five small high schools geared to preparing students for such growing employment fields as health care, engineering, sustainability and design.