In the 1980’s, the school concentrated on making academic enrichment, educational technology, and extra-curricular activities part of the student experience. Advanced Placement courses, computer instruction, after-school athletics and dramatics, Odyssey of the Mind teams, and an elementary school reading specialist were added to enhance our offerings. In May of 1991, the secondary school was selected as a National Exemplary School by the United States Department of Education.
In the 1990’s, the school continued to expand and upgrade facilities, explore technological enhancements, offer more diverse-extra-curricular activities, develop more Advanced Placement courses, and implement a long-range financial development plan. In 1995, SCS strengthened their academic standing and was granted dual accreditation by ISACS (Independent School Association of the Central States) and NCA-CASI (North Central Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement).