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The accelerated, differentiated, and enriched arts and science curriculum, designed to meet the needs and interests of gifted and high-achieving learners, provides challenging academic work and allows students to earn college credit. On average, students in the STEM program earn 35 college credits while students in the arts and humanities program 15 college credits.

The STEM curriculum at SVGS is designed to meet the needs of students with aptitude and interest in science and mathematics. SVGS provides challenges to gifted students while cultivating intellectual growth, fostering dedication to academic discipline, and developing skills in scientific research and engineering.

All students are required to be enrolled in at least one mathematics, one lab science and either scientific research or engineering the first year. In the second year, students are required to be enrolled in one mathematics, one lab science and one STEM elective based on their interests and career goals. Technology skills such as computer programming, data analysis and biotechnology are integrated intensively across the program. Students are engaged in extensive lab and field work throughout the program.

The AH curriculum at SVGS is designed to meet the needs of students with aptitude and interest in arts and humanities. SVGS provides challenges to gifted students while cultivating intellectual growth, fostering dedication to academic discipline, and developing skills in communication, critical analysis and creative thought.

All students are required to be enrolled in humanities, a studio courses and an arts appreciation and critique course each year. In addition, all AH students are enrolled in a studio workshop with professional guest artists. Using technology for communication is emphasized throughout the program.

Certain courses such as technology seminars and senior capstone projects are required for all SVGS students.