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Antelope Valley's Rich History in Space and Aeronautics

SAGE Academy:  Space and Aeronautics – Gateway to Exploration is located in the heart of Palmdale.  Drawing on the Antelope Valley’s rich history in Space and Aeronautics exploration SAGE is a STEAM Academy for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. 

Our goal is to prepare students for success in high school and beyond by ensuring they are taught by highly qualified teachers and have access to the latest technology and curriculum.  Research-based instruction will include hands-on activities, student collaboration, and project-based learning.  To ensure our students have a well-rounded middle school experience, students will also have courses in the Arts such as music and art classes along with thematic units.       

All students will be enrolled in English, Math, Science, Social Science, and Physical Education courses along with two elective courses of their choice.  Students may choose:

  • ASB / Leadership
  • Art
  • AVID
  • Band
  • Journalism – Newspaper
  • Journalism – Yearbook
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • Lego Robotics
  • Project Lead the Way – Engineering and Design
  • Paxton Patterson STEM Lab
  • Aviation and Flight
  • Speech and Communications

Teachers and students will have opportunities to collaborate with STEM partners from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Hypersonic Combined Test Force Wing at Edwards Air Force Base along with visits to industry work places and museums:  California Science Center, NASA, Edwards Air Force Base, Lockheed Martin, and Boeing as well as the numerous Art museums in Los Angeles.