SEA students are part of a small learning community. They are
with students and teachers who share their interests, giving them a
supportive and personalized high school experience. We have many
activities that complement our curriculum. Our students take field
trips to places such as Chabot Space Science Center and the Challenger
Center. We have game nights and a quarterly SEA newsletter.
Our students also do career and college surveys, job shadowing, and
community service. Example activities are listed below. Not all
activities are offered every year.
Assembly: SEA students and staff get together each fall to review
SEA requirements and opportunities for the year and to challenge
each other in an SEA trivia contest.
Awards Night: SEA students, staff, and families get together over
dessert in May to recognize the achievements of our students during the
school year, particularly our SEA Graduates and Graduates with
Chabot Science Center and Challenger Center: SEA students simulate a mission to Mars,
completing tasks at one of nine different stations including
communications, life support, and navigation, view a planetarium
show, and tour astronomy exhibits.
EA Games and Intel Museum: SEA students tour EA Games to get
an insight into the software industry, and tour the Intel Museum to get
an insight into the hardware industry.
Homecoming Parade: SEA students put together a Space &
Engineering float entry for West High's homecoming parade through
downtown Tracy each October.
Outreach: SEA students go to 8th grade classes to talk about
engineering and the SEA, or put on exhibits at K-8 school science
nights. And SEA Girls host a "Girls Night" for 8th grade girls to
encourage their interests in science, engineering, and technology, and
to tell them about the SEA.
Quiz Bowl: SEA students form teams of 4 and compete against
other student (and teacher) teams to see who knows the most about
Socials & Game Nights: Sometimes SEA students get together just
to socialize around a bowl of ice cream, or to play games they all like,
such as video games and card games.
The Tech Museum: SEA students view an IMAX film and participate
in interactive technology exhibits.