Directed Studies provides a structured place for students to get individual support for all classes.
Directed Studies also provides a space and time for students to work on other New Tech graduation requirements that are not linked directly to other New Tech classes (ie. Portfolio, School and Community Service hours). Course restrictions apply—not available to all NTHS students.
The class is recommended for students who were enrolled in either Read 180 or an ELL class in middle school. It offers students extended reading comprehension and writing support to help them succeed in all of their PBL content classes.
Students will analyze the factors contributing to environmental stability as well as instability with a focus on human impact on the environment. Content will include basic chemistry, biology, economics, and health.
PREREQUISITE: 2 passed semesters of BIOLOGY
Advanced Algebra with Financial Applications is a college-preparatory course that will use sophisticated mathematics to give you the tools to become a financially responsible young adult. The course employs advanced algebra, probability, and statistics to solve financial problems that occur in everyday life. Inquiry based problem units involving investing, credit, banking, auto insurance, mortgages, employment, income taxes, budgeting and planning for retirement are solved by applying the relevant mathematics. Field projects, computer spreadsheets, and graphing calculators are key components of the course. Students will apply the common core mathematical practice standards when solving problems and completing performance tasks.
Students have the opportunity to explore interactive media. This includes the principles of game design
and development, 3D rendering in Maya, Augmented Reality, as well as the creation of mobile and web apps. The course covers story creation, design prototyping, design refining, basic animation, visual scripting, visual and musical asset creation, and more. Working with industry leaders, students explore what specific skills are currently needed in today’s interactive media marketplace.
PREREQUISITE: DIGITAL MEDIA DESIGN & CRITICISM 1
All New Tech High graduates complete a 60-hour industry-based internship. Students gain real world skills in a career cluster of their interest.
This course fulfills the second year PE requirement for graduation. Students develop and complete
their own physical activity plan. Health journals and timesheets are submitted throughout the semester
to show completion of requirements.
Introduction to computer programming is a first course in the design and implementation of computer programs to solve real world problems. No prior computer programming experience is required. Students will design, write, and test solutions to problems using the Java programming language.
Students learn by doing. A strong New Tech culture requires many hands to be successful. This class gives students the opportunity to develop and use leadership skills to complete projects and programs on campus as well as in the community.
This thematically-organized course is for college bound students and is intended to acquaint students with recurrent themes found in literature and the cinema. Students explore ideas through the study of a variety of genres from the silent film era to the present. The literature used will reflect the themes found in the films studied and the course includes varied and frequent writing assignments which will give students an understanding of the works studied and reinforce the use of the writing process.