About our High School Program

SASA Middle School


Daily Schedule

The Middle School students attend school from 8:05 a.m. – 2:56 p.m.   SASA High School students attending for the full-day program attend school from 8:25 a.m. – 3:20 p.m. Half-day students attend from 12:20-3:20 p.m.

From 8:25 a.m. to 11:40 a.m., full-day students attend 4 classes in areas other than their concentration. (Core requirements for full-day students include up to 4 years each of: Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science.)

Lunch is scheduled from 11:40 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

Following lunch, both half-day and full-day high school students attend their area of concentration from 12:20 until 2:30 p.m. *Students then take one additional core or elective class for the final period of the day until 3:20 p.m. (*Except for Math/Science, which spans the full afternoon session.)


   Curriculum

High School Concentration Programs in the Visual and Performing Arts are: Dance, Theatre, Voice/Keyboard, and 2-D or 3-D Visual Art. Concentrations in the core academic areas are: Math/Science, Language Arts, and Global Studies.Core academic content areas taken as courses in the morning are generally not repeated in the afternoon. All high school students who take Math/Science, Language Arts or Global Studies as their SASA concentration will take the balance of their academic classes at SASA or their home school in the morning along with other necessary and chosen electives. SASA Electives include, but are not limited to: Band, Yearbook, Health, Phys. Ed., Spanish, Journalism, Visual Arts, Mixed Choir, Dance, and a variety of AP course offerings. Other courses are available to eligible students through on-line programs offered through the Michigan Virtual High School and Michigan Virtual University, dual enrollment at Delta College, enrollment at the Saginaw Career Complex, or approved Independent Studies.

Full-day students who concentrate in the p.m. high school Visual or Performing Arts programs will take up to four academic classes in the morning at SASA. For grades 9-10, these will be courses in Math, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts. In grades 11-12, students will take a minimum of Language Arts, Government, Economics, and other electives or core courses slated for their chosen Career Pathway and district requirements. All students will complete a Senior Project and meet a district Reading Proficiency Requirement (at level 1, 2 or 3 on MEAP) in order to graduate.

SASA is accredited through the North Central Association and is a pilot school for the Michigan Scholars Program. As an entity within the Saginaw Public School District, we fully comply with the State of Michigan Grade Level Benchmarks and Standards for all courses. These standards and benchmarks are viewed as a minimum of the mastery expected for SASA students. (see www.michigan.gov/mde for the link to Curriculum and Standards in Michigan for all content areas.)

Students currently attend SASA from throughout the tri-counties: Saginaw, Bridgeport, Saginaw Township, Carrollton, Freeland, Frankenmuth, Swan Valley, Hemlock, Birch Run, Bay City, Midland and other areas. We are a magnet school and accept applications typically beginning in February and March of each year for the following fall. The application process is simple, yet helps to identify students who will be successful in a challenging environment with a rigorous program for creative and academically talented students. See the section, “A Unique Program”, for student eligibility requirements.

For further information on our programs and faculty, visit our website at www.sasa-academy.net or the Saginaw Public School District home page (www.spsd.net and click on the link for the “Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy”).

You can also call us Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at (989) 399-5500. We are open 12 months per year.


   Sports

SASA has developed a diverse approach to offering our 9-12 grade students the opportunity to participate in a variety of high school sports activities. Varied avenues are available for participation.The SASA high school athletics program participates in the Inner State Athletic Conference (ISAC), which is a member of the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA). There are eight schools in the ISAC league. The ISAC league schools are: Burton Faith High, Saginaw Grace Baptist, Flint Michigan School for the Deaf, Kimball New Life Academy, Saginaw Arts & Sciences Academy, Burton St. Thomas More Academy, Burton Valley Christian Academy, and The Valley School of Flint.

Students at SASA can play Football though a cooperative agreement with Valley Lutheran High School.

The sports that are available to SASA high school students are: Intramural Sports (Community Education District-wide Recreation Division League)

Fall Winter Spring
Girls Volleyball Basketball Soccer
Boys Soccer
Football (Cooperatively w/Valley Lutheran HS)
Basketball Co-Ed Golf
Girls & Boys Cheerleading (all seasons)
“Ultimate Frisbee” Informal Play

Cheerleading is also available for grades 7 & 8.