Computers/Technology

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Use of technology permeates all areas of life today, and the Academy’s computer courses are designed to ensure all students are competent, confident and ethical digital citizens. Digital technology is integrated in all academic and elective areas. Students in grades seven and eight may enroll in technology based courses as an elective, while those in grades nine to 12 must earn half a credit in computers or technology for graduation.

Beyond the introductory computer courses, students can extend their computer skills in Commercial Design, covering the dynamics of digital photography and manipulating of images using computer software; Videography class, utilizing multi-media to explore the creative and theoretical aspects of video production; and Yearbook, covering the basics of layouts and design and producing the school yearbook publication over the course of the year.

For those students in grades nine to 12 whose skills and interests in computers and technology surpasses introductory levels, the Academy offers courses in Digital Engineering and Robotics. Digital Engineering class explores engineering and cyber-security, including the use of network, CAD and engineering testing software. Robotics courses encompass subject matter and skills from the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Students in these courses learn the basic components of robots and work collaboratively to create their own working robot. Along with their working robot, they compete in two competitions during the year, the VEX Robotics Competition in the fall and the FIRST Robotics Competition in the spring.

Courses offered:

  • Computers (Coding)
  • Commercial Design (Visual Arts)
  • Digital Engineering (Honors)
  • Digital Photography (Visual Arts)
  • Grade 7 and 8 VEX Robotics
  • Graphic Design (Visual Arts)
  • Computer Science
  • Robotics I-II
  • Videography (Visual Arts)
  • Yearbook (Visual Arts)