SAVA Senior Projects

Senior Block: Every high school senior attending a Sacramento Academic & Vocational Academy site must complete senior block during the last semester of their senior year. This 3 hours block is taught as one class but will cover three important sections: Service Learning Project, RoadTrip Nation, and Senior Portfolio. Senior Block is intended to improve presentation and leadership skills for work, college and beyond. Check out our Senior Capstone website.

Service Learning Project: SAVA students will have the opportunity to participate in a service learning opportunity that will enhance their leadership and team working skills. All projects improve and provide service to the local community. Students will learn of opportunities from their teachers. Students will be able to sign up for their project choice. Past opportunities include: Partnership with SPCA, Elk Grove “Box City” project, Women in Construction, Mock the Vote project & many more.

RoadTrip Nation: Students will explore different career paths and options by working on their strengths, interests, goals, and dreams. The program is designed to assist students with discovering what they want to pursue after high school. As modeled through the program, students will be required to conduct interviews with community leaders for a final project.

Senior Portfolio: Compiles into one portfolio the research, work and experience students learn through their Road Trip Nation lessons and Service Learning Project. Students’ spotlight their best work and achievements. The portfolio includes a personal statement, a career exploration/preparation essay, multiple job applications, multiple letters of application and interest, letters of recommendation, a Service Learning essay, and a live presentation of the portfolio to a graduation committee.

Senior Events and Activities

Junior/Senior Prom: Will be held Friday, March 23, 2018 from 6-10 pm on the Delta King in Sacramento and the theme is A Night in Paris. Tickets are $50 and include entrance, dinner, and $10 voucher for photos. See your campus Prom Facilitator for tickets, contract, and guest pass information.

Senior Portraits: SAVA Photography 2 and 3 students offer FREE Senior Portraits as part of their Service Learning Project (see dates and times below). Please bring a USB drive as your photos will NOT be printed. Shoots will be on a first come, first service basis and allow at least an hour for your shoot. Patience is appreciated in event of a backup.

  • Tuesday, May 15, 10am to 2pm at The Studio located on the Power Inn Campus, 5330 Power Inn Road
  • Thursday, May 17, 10am to 2pm at The Studio located on the Elk Grove Campus, 3141 Dwight Road
  • Friday, May 18, 10am to 2pm at The Studio located on the Power Inn Campus, 5330 Power Inn Road

Senior Awards: Seniors and their families are invited to attend a Senior Celebration in connection with Student Appreciation Nights. Each campus will be hosting their own students on the dates listed below:

  • The Firehouse Campus on Tuesday, May 22 from 4-6pm
  • George Sim Center Campus on Thursday, May 24 from 4-6pm
  • Power Inn Campus on Tuesday, May 29 from 4-6pm
  • Elk Grove Campus on Wednesday, May 30 from 4-6pm

Graduation Ceremony: SAVA Graduation will be held June 1, 2018 at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium located at 1515 J Street in Sacramento. Seniors need to report to the auditorium at 4pm for rehearsal. Tickets will be available in May.