The Technology Department’s primary goal is to investigate the world of technology as it affects our daily lives. Courses provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and use technology in our global, technical society as informed citizens, productive workers and wise consumers of products and services. Students will develop valuable insight through the use of a variety of tools, equipment, and machines including computer aided design, 3-D printing, information technology hardware & software and robotics.
The mission of the Technology Department is to provide students with contextual experiences in a challenging environment that will: increase academic achievement; develop technological literacy, skill, and proficiency; provide opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills; assist students in becoming adults who are well prepared for family life experiences; and to provide students with career awareness and viable pathways for post-secondary education, and entry into the global, dynamic workplace.
Introduction to Computer Science – Students learn fundamental computer science (CS) concepts using the Python programming language
- What is Computer Science?
- Cracking the Code
- Control Structures
- Encryption and Decryption
Advanced Computer Science – Students learn advanced computer science (CS) concepts using the Python programming language
- Writing Programs
- Loop Structures
- Simulation and Design
FIRST Robotics – Teams of middle and high school-aged students are challenged to design, build, and program a robot to play a floor game against other teams.
SCRATCH is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.
Blender is a free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation.
Unity is a complete game development platform. Use Unity to build high-quality 3D and 2D games, deploy them across mobile, desktop, VR/AR, consoles or other platforms.
Inkscape is a free and open-source vector graphics editor; it can be used to create or edit vector graphics such as illustrations, diagrams, line arts, charts, logos and complex paintings. (Just like Adobe Illustrator… but free!)