Meet the Skater Balancing Grinds and Grades

​Meet Takeshi K., a senior who does more than just ace his exams. He’s also a semi-pro skateboarder - no big deal, right? He started competing against teens and adults when he was still in elementary school and went on to get sponsored. Now, we're not claiming to be the wind beneath his skateboard, but we've never been ones to clip wings either. We ensure our students don't have to choose between their passion and their education. Because at SAS, algebra and kickflips coexist seamlessly. So, get ready to catch a glimpse of this high-flyer in action: 

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