The Space & Engineering Academy (SEA) is a four-year program
that helps students explore and prepare for college studies and careers
in the areas of space science, engineering, and technology. Here is an
overview of our program. For more details, choose a link above.
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SEA students take special Science and English courses, as
well as traditional courses. Our special courses emphasize
engineering and technology topics and applications integrated into the
core curriculum. They also emphasize important skills including
critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and teamwork.
The SEA also has a competitive Robotics Club that develops engineering
and technology skills.
Four Year Plan:
SEA students complete a four-year plan that meets or exceeds
high school graduation requirements and college entrance requirements.
For example, SEA students take 4 years of math and 5 years of science,
where only 2 or 3 are required.
Within their four-year plan, students choose one of two pathways,
depending on their interests. The Engineering Pathway prepares students
to go on to a 4-year university. The Technology Pathway prepares
students to go on to a community college or technical school.
Honors students can take Pre-AP courses in grades 9 & 10, and AP courses
in grades 11 & 12. The four year plan also has room for electives
that may interest students, such as technical courses, other AP courses,
band courses, business courses, or graphic arts courses.
SEA students can work toward a variety of achievements,
including earning an SEA Block W, Student of the Year, and SEA
Graduate Certification. We had our 15th graduating class in June
2013; in those 15 years we have had 256 Graduates and 167
Graduates with Honors.
SEA students also achieve on State test scores - they have some of the
best scores in the County.
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.