SST Schools are high performing Pre-K-12 college preparatory charter schools focusing on math, science, engineering, and computer technologies. Our schools have provided students from under-served communities the opportunity to excel in their studies in a small classroom environment focused on providing the skills they need to succeed in life.
SST SCHOOL MODEL
College Prep Begins in Pre-Kindergarten
A college-bound education starts in the elementary grades at SST Schools. Beginning in Pre-Kindergarten, each school focuses on developing proficiency in core subjects, and this approach continues throughout a SST education.
Early Emphasis on Math and Science Education
Students attending SST Schools begin their specialized math and science instruction in the fourth grade, enabling them to receive a strong math and science foundation from highly qualified teachers at an early age.
Home Visits and Parental Engagement
Home visits are an essential part of SST's parental engagement component. Every student has a home visit, and all visits are tracked and included in teacher evaluations.
Science for All
Science fairs are a tradition at SST Schools. Every student works on a project of their interest in math, science, computers or engineering. We have found our students' science fair projects have been a valuable means of applying the concepts of scientific research, as well as creating a fun learning experience for our students.
Extended School Hours and Days
At SST Schools, we believe every student can master the skills they need to succeed. Students who need additional academic instruction or support are provided extended after school and Saturday tutorials. These tutorials use computer-based learning aids, and dedicated educators help students understand the concepts with which they are having difficulty. Extended hours are not just for individuals needing additional help; gifted, talented and advanced students also receive extended, advanced instruction.
Safe, Small, Caring School Environment
The small classroom environment found at SST Schools creates an inviting, safe, and purposeful environment in which students can learn to their maximum potential. The friendly and wholesome atmosphere encourages creative expression and a desire for knowledge.
Efficient Performance Management
SST has developed a comprehensive database to empower our school community stakeholders, including students, parents, teachers, and administrators. The elements of the database are adjusted to best suit the needs of each school and the network.