“I’m glad my parents had the foresight to get me into a school that does a great job at preparing students for the next step — going to college — and I really appreciate that,” says Evan Hill who has attended SABIS® International Charter School in Springfield since Kindergarten.
Now a high school senior who intends to major in computer engineering in college, he also appreciates the doors that SABIS has opened for
him. Evan has been accepted into all eight colleges where he applied, including the highly rated Drexel University, Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute, and Villanova University.
It’s no surprise that math and science — both important for a future in computer engineering — are Evan’s strongest academic subjects.
“Both subjects get you thinking, and I like thinking things out. Math is all about problem solving, and science helps you to understand the way things work,” says Evan.
While the challenging curriculum at SABIS prepares students for the rigors of college, Evan says weekly testing allows SABIS to look out for students’ best interests by first identifying and then filling in learning gaps.
The school also teaches students plenty of life lessons. “SABIS instills in its students basic
beliefs, including cooperation, actively helping people, and putting an equal value on others,” Evan says. “SABIS taught me to be a leader. Working with fellow students on activities and group projects is something I will take into the workforce, and it will stay with me for the rest of my life.”
Evan has lofty goals for his future, including starting college in the fall.
“I want to get an internship at some big company, like Google or Tesla, where I can work on projects that really use my brain for something good and something I am passionate about,” he says.
After college, Evan plans to put the problem-solving and life skills he learned at SABIS to use in the ever-evolving technology industry.
“SABIS prepared me for college and taught me to be a leader.”