"We are best known for exemplary students & programs."
Students enrolled 621
Hours 8:05 AM - 3:20 PM
School leader Melretha Moses-Johnson

Contact this school

200 Congress Avenue
Saginaw, MI 48602

School website
(989) 399-5500
(989) 399-5515
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy address.

4 stars
Based on 13 ratings

Let others know what you
think about this school

August 03, 2011
As a former SASA student, now college graduated, I can honestly say that SASA was the single largest reason for my success, aside from my family. My teachers taught me that my ideas and opinions wmqttered and were valid (as long as I could succinctly defend them with appropriate evidence), and that has translated well into my workplace success. Thanks to the diverse student body, I am comfortable working with others of any culture or race, and I value those differences that make my world richer. SASA is an awesome place -- take advantage of it if you can.

- submitted by a community member
May 30, 2011
SASA has long had a tradition of excellence, but I feel that (as a former student), the programs here have largely suffered as of late. Once boasting a stellar curriculum, the extremely small middle school/high school combination focuses more on the arts than sciences, and has lost many students studying sciences. The class choices are minimal, the student body is small, and the sports programs are nearly nonexistant.

- submitted by a community member
January 10, 2011
SASA is a great school educationally wise. If you are an eighth grader you would be able to go to Washington d.c. for a week and in high school you could go to Chicago, and japan. SASA really is a good school and even though they don't have a wide variety of sports overall it is great. HIGH CLASS SCHOOL NOTHING BUT THE BEST! p.s. I am a student

- submitted by a community member
November 15, 2010
SASA offers excellent opportunities to enrich your high school curriculum. Many students take advanced classes within the school, online, or in dual enrolled classes. SASA has prepared my student well to compete for college admissions and scholarships.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2010
I see some good and not so good at SASA. I see the potential for favoritism among students based on parent donations. I also see disorganization in discipline sometimes things are enforced and sometimes not. Depending on the mood of the teacher/staff. I see arogance run rampant. I would like to see a bit more humility in the staff and students.

- submitted by a community member
May 29, 2010
My 12 Year Old Daughter goes here. The Staff is Great, very friendly & understanding. They're devoted to the Students & Offer great teacher efforts. This is a School that You would love to go to yourself. They are doing a lot to improve the school as a whole & it's all worth it. Safe & the learning experience is what you would want and need your child to get.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2010
Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy (SASA) is a gifted and talented 'magnet' public school which serves grades 6-12. Everyone from teachers to students to parents at SASA wants to be there. The teachers aren't afraid of working with high performing students. SASA students like to solve problems, read books, learn new things. Families are a part of it as well, to get their child to a practice, club or competition, or if they live out of district like so many do, drive their children to school daily. At SASA, it is cool to be a smart kid, to read and love books. SASA is also good if your talent is more 'artsy' such as performing or visual arts. SASA students win many contests and awards including writing and math contests, science and art fairs, music competitions.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 23, 2010
At SASA the student is priority number 1. Whether your student is interested in academic or artistic pursuits, this school can provide the best environment to meet your students needs. For five years my daughter has studied at SASA and every year we see her grow in academics, athletics and socially. While athletics has never been the schools priority, SASA recognizes the need for students to express themselves in many and varied ways. Students can tailor afterschool activities to their own desires and the school is open to facilitating almost any experience. Parent involvement is welcome and encouraged. I am looking forward to the expansion of the school with the new gym and auditorium. SASA is on the rise and SASA students are leading the way to their, and Saginaw's, future.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2009
A great school with so many traveling opportunities provided for our kids- not only virtual field trips, but the real deal. We look forward to our daughter going to Japan in two years, and D.C. next year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
Great school with kids of diverse background and dedicated teachers

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2009
This is our first year at SASA. My daughter loves it. The teachers are dedicated to student success, she gets a double dose of math/science every day, and she has a diverse group of friends that are talented and nice.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2009
As a middle school, it offers challening curriculum and the students compete the top grades - not best in sports or best dressed! They encourage very well rounded, mature individuals who love to learn!

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2009
SASA brings together talented students from a tri-county area. This public school boasts a breadth of talents and gifts among its students. SASA students have won national and international awards in science, language arts, music, dance, visual arts, social science. These kids are talented and committed, and the parents and staff provide great support. Go, SASA!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 10, 2009
SASA is a great school. The dedication of the teaching staff always impresses me.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2009
The most phenomenal school in the area, SASA embraces creativity, fosters interest in the arts and provides a challenging, intellectually stimulating environment for its students. The student body is diversity in expression, and all students are honored for their unique contributions. The principal is a hands on individual who knows the many students by name, as well as by field of study. When there have been 'bumps' in the academic road of our student, her leadership and personal involvement were without parallel. A brilliant arts program, encompassing dance, theatre and music combined with cutting edge academics and newsworthy and award winning science and math programs make this school the gem of the area. Students may attend full day or a half day in their concentration. The artistic, academic and intellectual environment of this school is top notch! Kimberly Sawatzki-Jones

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2008
The school is slated for over $10 million in facilities improvements to begin in the spring of 2009. Improvements include; a new 2-court gym, play areas in addition to a new soccer fields, glassed entryway and skylights, and a 480-seat high-performance arts auditorium are on the horizon, to be completed by late 2009 or early 2010. Kids, staff and families are really excited and all groups are providing input to the architectural planning and development. Thank you Saginaw Board of Education for your investment in our students!

- submitted by a community member
November 10, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
November 19, 2003
The brightest school in the district embodying well-rounded and hardworking children. They have shown achievements through their many career guided pathways of designated study persisting of Math/Science, Dance, Language Arts, Global Studies, Visual Arts 2D and 3D, Voice Keyboard, and Theatre. A very highley acclaimed school.

- submitted by a community member
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »

What does this school offer? Arts? Sports? Share what you know »

Student diversity

Ratings help families find and compare schools. Families should also use other factors when choosing a school.

Yellow

About this school

SASA provides parents with a safe and incredibly unique educational experience for their students. Our student population is highly diverse, both racially and culturally, but is knit together like a family across many Concentration-based learning communities. Although SASA is tuition-free, we provide a very high-quality educational program for our students emphasizing advanced and accelerated career development and preparation, extended real-world experiences, and competitive forums in which students can test their skills and gain knowledge from other students working at comparable levels.

Facebook


Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: October 27, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2014 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy
200 Congress Avenue, Saginaw, MI  48602
(989) 399-5500
Last modified Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy is a Public school that serves grades 6-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top