Are you looking for the best high school education for your child? A public school just up the road may be exactly what your child needs to succeed. Registration for the 2013-14 school year at Central Coast New Tech High School in Nipomo is closing on March 29, 2013. Registration is open to eighth graders both within the Lucia Mar Unified School District, and outside its borders as well. This public school could be the perfect fit for your child.
Central Coast New Tech High School is one of nine New Tech schools in California. New Technology High Schools can be considered nothing less than an education revolution. With new ways of learning and teaching, this innovative school design is transforming education across the country. Abandoning the idea of “traditional schooling,” New Tech High School provides students with unique opportunities to gain the knowledge and skills to survive and succeed in the 21st-century global economy.
The goal of New Tech Schools is to effectively prepare students for the 21st century by focusing on engagement, relevancy, and experience within the curriculum. To accomplish this, New Tech schools use a project-based learning method which includes in-class simulations and real world challenges, college classes, community service and internships within the community.
The intensive Project Based Learning System that New Tech employs is what sets it apart from other high schools. Classes are designed to help students gain knowledge through application and experience. Teams of students are often given real world problems or challenges they must solve by using what they have recently learned and the resources surrounding them. The average New Tech High School student will have given 200 presentations over the course of their high school experience. Students will also learn outside the classroom. All students will complete an internship, community service and a senior individual project to graduate.
One of the most interesting features of New Tech are the digital resume portfolios. Throughout each student’s four years they will be able to keep their projects and monitor their progress through these portfolios. At the end of their high school career students will have a comprehensive and detailed record of what they’ve accomplished. They can use these portfolios to help with college entrance or to enter the workforce. To make this possible, there is a 1 to 1 student to computer ratio and each student will be given an e-mail address and server space. Students and parents will also be able to access their class agendas, assignments, and grades over the internet.
For more information, please check out our website: www.centralcoastnewtech.org or call the school at 474-3350. Registration numbers are limited and all applications are due by March 29, 2013.