SAGE is a program that is designed to help students prepare for and succeed in university, career and in life. Students in the program commit themselves to improvement and preparation for college and beyond. SAGE offers a rigorous program of instruction in academic “survival skills”, English language learning, test prep, college level entry skills, and life skills (such as financial planning). The SAGE program teaches the student how to study and test, take notes, plan for college and manage time. Students participate in collaborative study groups or tutorials led by teachers and tutors who use skillful questioning to bring students to a higher level of understanding.