George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science
Our vision is to provide a public Waldorf high school education ensuring that our students can successfully engage the world. George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science is a four-year high school with an enrollment at 265 in grades 9 through 12. We anticipate growing each year until we reach capacity at 400 students. George Washington Carver is a college preparatory school and stresses the value of higher education. To that end, we have more graduation requirements than other high schools in Sacramento. We pair our graduation requirements with the University of California a-g entrance requirements. George Washington Carver is proud of its cultural and socioeconomic diversity. Currently, approximately 48% of the student population participates in the free or reduced lunch program. The ethnic makeup is comprised of 6 nationalities, with the largest groups being Caucasian, Asian, Hispanic, African-American and Russian. George Washington Carver received the Action Civics grant acknowledging the powerful education students receive in citizenship and contributing to their community. All faculty attend Waldorf professional development throughout the school year through the WEST program (Waldorf Education Seminar for Teachers). Our program is enhanced by a substantial garden and small orchard we planted. Students participate in sowing and harvesting our vegetables and completing watershed projects, a professional cable TV broadcasting studio in partnership with Access Sacramento, an on campus college course (Intro to Psychology and two new classes in partnership with Sac State and the California Capitol Film Office. George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science has two aims: to prepare students to be successful in college and to help them learn about the world so they will come to know themselves. To achieve this vision, we help students develop critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills using a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum that integrates the arts and issues of social justice and environmental stewardship. Our teachers act as guides pointing the way so that students can find their own unique path toward becoming intelligent, self-confident, and socially responsible.