Additionally, students must complete additional requirements in order to graduate: Advisory; SAE hours; Community Service; and Senior Capstone.

Graded on a pass/fail system, advisory (4 years) is a vital part of your academic and career development.

Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE)
All students attending a VoAg center (a national requirement), must earn Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) credits. Typically earned through employment, The Sound School developed Extended Day Units (EDU)–seasonally offered from 2:30 to 4:45 p.m. on select school days–to accommodate 14 and 15 year-old students.

• Individual SAE Plan Packet (PDF)
• SAE Plan Sample (PDF)
• Extended Day Program Catalog (PDF)
ASTE Student Portfolio Item List (PDF)

Community Service
Students must earn 200 documented community service hours, typically 50 each school year, in order to graduate.

Application for Community Service Credit (PDF)
 List of Potential Community Service Opportunities/Agencies (PDF)

Senior Capstone
At The Sound School, all students must complete a Senior Capstone project. It represents the culmination of their high school learning experience, where they demonstrate they can independently plan, execute, document, and present a long-term project on a topic of their choice.

Designed to independently extend and deepen their learning, a senior capstone may be an in-depth project, reflective portfolio, community service, and/or internship that is linked to one or more areas of interest to them; it should relate to The Sound School curriculum and/or the student’s career path.

Learn more by downloading The Sound School Senior Capstone Packet (ZIP) .