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Academics

SACS offers a Christ-centered, college preparatory education which fosters a life of faith and service. Since the Bible is central to all that we are and do, we integrate God’s truth in all aspects of our curriculum.

Core courses further develop literacy, communicative and leadership skills, and critical thinking. Students may select from a wide range of electives, including a comprehensive athletic program and an extensive offering of fine arts. For more information on our athletic or fine arts programs, please review our “Extracurricular” section of the site.

Our goal is to help young people become responsible, contributing members of their community. Students attend daily Bible classes, weekly chapels, and retreats twice a year to encourage their personal spiritual growth and commitment.

SACS graduates have been accepted to notable institutions such as Biola, Stanford, Wheaton College, Texas A&M, Baylor, Cedarville College, the University of Texas at Austin, Princeton, Boston University, Duke, Abilene Christian University, Notre Dame, military academies, and many others.

Guidance

College guidance begins in the spring of a student’s eighth grade year. At this time, students meet with a counselor to review and select their courses for the following year.

Throughout their high school career, students attend individual and group sessions which focus on academic advising, college admissions test preparation, extracurricular involvement, career and college major exploration, college selection, the college application process and scholarship searches.

The Guidance Department encourages students and parents to meet with them to discuss the path to graduation for their student as needed. We strive to ensure our students and their families are well-prepared and informed as they determine colleges or universities of interest.

Guidance Offerings

Academic Advising

Starting their freshman year, students meet annually with our college guidance director to select courses for the following year and build a four-year plan.  Each year, this plan will be reviewed and adjusted to accommodate new interests and college plans.

Students are advised to take the most challenging courses in which they can be successful and that meet the requirements of the specific colleges and universities in which they are interested in attending.

Testing

Students take the PSAT and ACT Aspire tests. We recommend that students take the SAT and/or AC T college entrance exams during their junior year with the option to retake their senior year. Test prep resource information is available through the guidance office.

Career and College Major Exploration

Students may meet with the College Guidance Director to learn more about college majors and to explore different career options as they discover their gifts and identify long-range interests. Students are encouraged to job shadow in a field of interest.

College Selection and Application

Students and parents receive information about colleges and the application process on College Information Night. Throughout the year, the Guidance Office will host various college admissions representatives on the SACS campus for students to meet with and obtain information. There is a college information center in the Guidance Office and two featured Universities on the Guidance Office Board that rotate frequently. In addition, SACS participates in a College Fair that hosts 150 colleges from all over the nation each year.

Starting their junior year, students begin the college application process working closely with the guidance office.

Scholarship Search

Students are provided with an extensive list of national, state, local, and university specific scholarships and are given assistance when applying.

Service

Opportunities to serve are always available for high school students. Some include assisting in church nurseries and various children’s programs, participating in mission trips, volunteering at community agencies or assisting with various needs across our campus.

SACS high school students are required to complete a minimum of 24 community service hours each year.

Chapel

Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Our weekly chapel service begins with praise and worship led by our high school praise band. A faculty member or guest speaker then presents a message that is age appropriate and relevant to a teenage audience. Parents and family members are always welcome to attend.

Student Organizations
  • Latin Honor Society
  • National Art Honor Society
  • National Honor Society
  • Quill & Scroll Society
  • Spanish Honor Society
  • Student Government
  • Thespian Society
Clubs and Activities
  • Concert Band
  • Debate Club
  • Environment Club – Green Team
  • Extreme Knitting Club
  • Jazz & Poetry Club
  • Praise Band
  • Science Club
  • Spanish Club
Annual Events
  • Fall Retreat
  • Homecoming
  • Christmas Ball
  • San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Art Contest
  • Junior/Senior Banquet
  • Senior Trip