Information Technology

Technology plays a central part in the everyday life of our students. How one learns to use technology has a direct impact on their ability to solve problems, collaborate with others, and effectively communicate their information and knowledge.

At the Academy, the classroom is only a nexus to information students will need for their studies. Every classroom has a SMARTBoard linked to storage which allows for ubiquitous access to classroom-generated materials. Via the Internet, local servers, collaborative platforms (such as Microsoft OneNote) and their professional-level tablet computers, students are able to work almost anywhere in the world and reach out to the world of knowledge at the same time

 All students will receive an introductory technology course upon entry to the Academy to insure that they learn the “network language” of the Academy and the basic use of technology required for class assignments and projects.
Students interested in specialized areas of technology may study Video and Movie Making, 3D Graphic Design, Web Design using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, an interdisciplinary course on Engineering Design or just tinker in the Maker’s Space.

Classes

• IT Orientation
• Engineering Design
• AP Computer Science

Electives

• Computer Based Graphic Design
• Designing Web Sites
• Digital Movie Making
• Robotics I: Engineering & Construction
• Robotics II: Programming