Guided by the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards, our goal is to prepare all students to thrive in our ever-changing, global society. With a focus on student achievement, we strive to build a culture of collaboration and collective responsibility. Partnering with parents, the local workforce, and colleges and universities we aim to encourage students to reach their full potential as lifelong learners.
Current Courses of Study
- Arts Education - 2006
- Career and Technical Education - 2009
- Driver and Traffic Safety Education - 2007
- English Language Arts - 2015
- Health Education - 2009
- Languages Other Than English – Foreign Languages - 2006
- Mathematics - 2015
- Physical Education - 2009
- Science - 2015
- Social Studies - 2010
- Technology Education - 2009
- Other- Counseling, Character Education and Literacy
The Advanced Placement Course offerings at Satsuma High School include:
- World History
- US History
- Government and Politics - US
- English Language and Composition
- English Literature and Composition
- Calculus AB
- Computer Science
Flight and Space
The exciting world of aerospace comes alive through Flight and Space for 6th-grade students. During this unit, students delve into the history of flight and space, discover the science behind aeronautics, and explore traveling and living in space. Students are then challenged to use their knowledge to design, build, and test an airfoil.
Students who qualify for Gifted Education Services are served one day a week in the Robert E. Lee Gifted Program. Mrs. Jessica Fox, Gifted Educator, uses a concept-based curriculum that provides opportunities for real-world problem solving and authentic learning. Students, pictured below, are presenting projects and products which represent their knowledge of a selected topic.
Lee Elementary has enjoyed the addition of a state-of-the-art science lab. Our school was the first in the state to implement this research-based, comprehensive, hands-on approach to discover where we incorporate LabLearner and FOSS curriculum. Students in kindergarten through sixth grade continue to develop process skills and content knowledge through experimentation in this lab. This year we open the door to Project-Based Learning and continue STEM activities designed to prepare our students for a global workforce
Sometimes students fall significantly behind in their learning. When this happens in the fundamental areas of reading and mathematics, the consequences can extend across the entire spectrum of learning. To support students during these times, our district employs a progressive tiered approach called Response to Instruction (RTI). The basic idea is that different strategies are used in an intentional sequence that begins with the simplest solutions and progress, if necessary, to intensive research-based intervention programs. The goal is to help students get back to grade-level expectations in the area of reading and math as quickly as possible. Struggling students are monitored by a team of caring educators at the school level. When should a parent be concerned that their student is 'significantly behind' in reading or math for their grade level? Our criteria are not absolutely strict as the school's Problem-Solving Team is allowed to exercise discretion in individual cases, but in general, a student is more than one year behind their peers when they have fallen below the 25th percentile in a nationally normed assessment. The situation is most dire if a student falls below the 10th percentile. The school will communicate with parents if they are concerned about a student, but parents can also reach out to their student's counselor if they would like to seek assistance from the school's Problem-Solving Team.
In October 2015, the Alabama State School Board passed an administrative code that officially recognized dyslexia as a learning challenge for some of Alabama's children. As part of the new dyslexia code, each school's Problem Solving Team (PST) works to evaluate any student who demonstrates significant reading concerns and then recommends how the general classroom teachers can support the dyslexic student's academic growth during the school year. Please click here to read about Alabama's new code concerning support for students with dyslexia.