9th Grade Core Instruction

9th Grade Core Instruction


Welcome to 9th Grade at Sacramento New Technology Early College High School!

At Sacramento New Technology Early College High School, we understand that the 9th grade year is crucial for setting the foundation for success in high school and beyond. We are committed to providing our students with the tools, resources, and support they need to thrive academically, socially, and personally.

Why 9th Grade Matters:

  • Building Strong Foundations: The courses and experiences in 9th grade are designed to help students develop essential skills and knowledge that will carry them through the rest of their high school journey and into their future careers.
  • Early College and Dual Enrollment: Our unique Early College program allows students to take college-level courses and earn both high school and college credits simultaneously. This head start offers numerous benefits, including reduced college tuition costs, advanced academic standing, and a seamless transition to higher education.
  • Holistic Development: We emphasize the development of the whole student, focusing not only on academics but also on social and emotional growth. Our supportive learning environment encourages students to explore their interests, build meaningful relationships, and become responsible, engaged citizens.

Our Commitment to our 9th Graders:

  • Personalized Support: We offer personalized support to help each student navigate the transition to high school, set goals, and achieve their full potential.
  • Innovative Learning Opportunities: Our curriculum is designed to be engaging and relevant, incorporating real-world applications and project-based learning to make education meaningful and exciting.
  • Community and Collaboration: Students are encouraged to collaborate with their peers, participate in school governance, and contribute to a positive school culture based on trust, respect, and responsibility.


The Courses

AVID for 9th Graders

New this year, we are adding AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) class for 9th graders. This class is designed to equip students with the skills and strategies necessary for academic success and college readiness. This elective course focuses on fostering a college-going culture and developing the habits and mindset needed for lifelong learning and achievement. This class will widely complement our Early College Program which also begins in the 9th grade.