At New Tech High, students are at the center of everything we do as a school. Being a student at New Tech High means that you get to have a unique sense of ownership over your own learning.
New Tech students understand that they are not at a “normal” school. Throughout their four year journey, students learn what it means to live a life built on trust, respect, and responsibility. Professionalism is reflected through student agency and the family atmosphere. Our school allows students to experience what it is like to be in an environment similar to the various industries they will launch a career in.
Academics is of the highest priority at New Tech High. Our students learn how to develop process, build skills, and acquire content knowledge through project-based learning. Instead of going chapter to chapter, students learn content through authentic and relevant project experiences. Many projects include community and global partners and culminate with a product that is connected to the driving question.
New Tech High’s grading style is based around five Schoolwide Learning Outcomes:
- Knowledge & Thinking
- Oral Communication
- Written Communication
College & Career Readiness
New Tech High students participate is added-value opportunities in addition to their classes. We believe that these opportunities build upon the skills acquired in classes. Students will explore colleges and career clusters based upon their interests, as well as, contribute through the following opportunities:
- 10 hours of School Service
- 20 hours of Community Service
- 12 college credits (through Napa Valley College or another accredited institution)
- 50 hour industry-based internship
- Completion of a reflective blog student portfolio