What impact does digital technology have on the 21st century? How do we live, learn, and play in a digital world? The 9th grade Skills21 course develops a foundation in 21st Century Skills while using digital media to explore 9th grade science topics.
Research, Design, and Development (RD2)
The Research, Design, and Development course (RD2) develops academic skills, communication skills, creative thinking, brainstorming, and problem solving through the completion of a comprehensive creative design project. Students become part of a design team and utilize a variety of communication technologies and multimedia software to research, design, develop, and present a viable solution to a comprehensive challenge. Students form a company and assume roles in the company to complete activities needed to develop a solution. Patent research and intellectual property management are integral components of the creative design project.
E-Commerce Entrepreneurship (ECE)
The E-Commerce Entrepreneurship (ECE) course develops students academic and 21st century skills through participation in a project-based challenge that engages and reinforces the concept of learning by doing. Students gain individual knowledge of business topics while establishing the foundation needed to be a valuable team member. Students do extensive research on business ideas and take on roles of business professionals. Student-managed teams present viable and feasible business ideas to a panel of judges as the culminating program event.
Digital Media and Movie Making (DM3)
How can digital media and movie making be used to educate and entertain, in a way comparable to, or better than, the traditional media formats of the past? The DM3 course develops skills in creativity, storytelling and digital media literacy while establishing student knowledge of the ever-expanding digital media and movie making industry.
3D Modeling and Animation (3DMA)
How can 3D modeling and animation be used to educate and entertain, in a way comparable to, or better than, the traditional media formats of the past? The 3DMA course develops advanced digital media literacy, storytelling, animation and 3D modeling skills, while exploring how knowledge in 3D modeling and animation can be applied to careers in science, technology and digital media.
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