New Media Academy students will complete an A-G course of study from 9th - 12th grade.
Along with their core content studies, students will choose between two Career and Technical Education pathways - either video production or digital design.
Instruction in English, social studies, math, science and technical elective classes is based around interdisciplinary, thematic units with performance-based authentic assessments.
Click on the image below for our grade-level course of study. Color-coded courses note those classes to which students travel with their grade-level cohorts
The foundational career technical course will be the Exploring Computer Science, a class that will meet the applied technology requirement and build students' computer literacy and computational thinking. Students will explore topics such as human computer interaction, problem solving, web design, computer programming, and data modeling. Guest speakers and field trips will begin to introduce them to the career pathways and college options that will be available to them in new media.
The core humanities academic course of study will center on the 11th grade team of American Literature and United States History, linking with the intermediate CTE courses of Video Production RM or Computer Programming and Game Design through the project-based curriculum. Professionals will work with students in the classroom and help assess semester-end student presentations in formal settings provided by community partners such as the Egyptian Theater. At this level, the students will also be offered a variety of industry related internship opportunities as well as college field trips and planning workshops.
Based on their Individual Graduation Plan, students will enroll in math and science instruction that best supports their goals. A full scope of options including general education, honors and advanced placement options will be available to New Media Academy students. These courses will continue to be interdisciplinary and project-based, connecting to other grade-level courses when feasible. Students will also complete their service learning by the end of this year.
The focus this year will be on the completion of a rigorous senior exhibition that will be judged by a panel of peers, teachers and community representatives. Students will engage in required A-G coursework while planning and implementing an ambitious community engagement project that incorporates new media and technology. This work will take place primarily in their English Language Arts class and their capstone, or third-year CTE course.