CurriculumDEEPER LEARNING

The high school curriculum and program are grounded in the following principles and informed by Sequoyah’s Habits of Mind:

  • Students should be challenged to apply what they learn and to construct meaning from what they know. This encourages the development of individual passion and purpose.
  • A diverse community fosters deeper learning. By identifying bias and practicing cultural competence we become more effective collaborators across differences.
  • Each student benefits from participating in their own assessment process.
  • Self-reflection and goal-setting are keys to building success.
  • Feedback should emphasize mastery of complex subject matter.
  • Our school’s collaborative culture shapes attitudes and dispositions toward learning and personal growth.

Sequoyah’s high school coursework frames a journey through interrelated studies supported by a personal advisory program and immersive experiences outside the classroom. Core subject areas include math, science and technology, English and history, world languages, and visual and performing arts.

Advanced courses provide opportunities for students to develop specialized subject-area skills and knowledge. Students are encouraged to complete an independent study with the support of a faculty advisor. All courses will be approved by the University of California, meeting their “A-G” requirements.

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AdvisoryTIME FOR REFLECTION & DISCOVERY

High school students who are coached to identify their own strengths and challenges, to set realistic goals, to identify support systems, and to persevere find greater lifelong success as learners.

At Sequoyah, individualized mentoring will support each student’s academic, social and emotional growth. Each student will be matched with an advisor in 9th grade and will have the same advisor and small peer group for four years. This will allow for the development of a meaningful relationship between advisor and advisees.

Through the advisory program, students will learn how to improve attention, manage stress, and navigate personal challenges. With this consistent support students will learn to set and meet high standards and advocate appropriately and effectively for their own needs and the needs of others.

College CounselingYOUR JOURNEY

Sequoyah’s college counselor will work closely with each student and their family to guide and support a student’s college search, admissions process and decision.

Starting in 9th grade, the college counseling program is woven into the life of Advisory, providing activities for students to explore their curricular and extra-curricular curiosities and passions. Over time, students have opportunities to imagine their future selves, mapping out possible opportunities in college and beyond.

In their 11th and 12th grade years, the college counselor works closely with families to identify and apply to a range of ‘best fit’ colleges and Universities. The counselor will help students and their families to schedule application deadlines, and identify college fairs and events and financial aid meetings that will provide opportunities for the family to learn more about and apply to those schools.

The college counseling program also scaffolds the process of selecting, scheduling and preparing for PSAT, ACT, SAT & SAT II tests.

Athletic ProgramGAME ON

The athletic program at Sequoyah is focused on developing individual sportsmanship, physical skill and stamina, teamwork strategies, and exhilaration in play. Sports teams include cross country, volleyball, tennis, basketball, swimming & diving, archery, fencing, and squash. Sequoyah is a member of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and follows the CIF sports calendar.

Because the high school is located within proximity to the Arroyo Seco, the sports teams are able to use exceptional facilities: Rose Bowl Aquatic Center, Rose Bowl Tennis Center, and playing fields at Brookside Park. High School teams have access to indoor gyms at the adjacent New Revelation Church.

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Clubs & ActivitiesLET’S DO IT

From Gryphon Publishing’s breaking news and satirical publications to creative computing (coding and engineering) to debate and improv comedy, students are encouraged to and supported in building interest and confidence with new activities, while developing a range of skills and just having fun. Student clubs and activities may take place individually or in groups, and may or may not connect to academic pursuits.