ABOUT THE ACADEMY: The Technology Academy introduces students to the broad career opportunities in today's digital workforce and, in the process, equips them with the personal, analytical, technical and communications skills they need to thrive. The Technology Academy was established in 1997 and operates as a "school within a school" as one of three small learning communities within the high school. The 170 Tech students receive an interdisciplinary curriculum in Technology, History, English, and Science.
Technology is a powerful tool that can provide learning opportunities that are student-centered, curriculum driven, in a project-based environment where students are engaged as active, purposeful learners.
The Technology Academy at Foshay Learning Center features a cutting-edge curriculum especially designed for students with an interest in technology. Students will have multiple opportunities to take advanced courses, get certified in Adobe software and IC3, and to participate in special programs such as mentorships and internships.
Work in paid internships that expose students to authentic work experiences
Build Digital Portfolios
Participate in a mock interview by industry professionals
Job shadowing and apprenticing
Annually participate in meaningful service learning projects that complete the state mandated graduation requirement.
10th grade: Students learn HTML5/CSS, build CMS websites, program in Scratch, build LEGO robots and use Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
12th grade: Students get into teams to build the wire frame and program a unique game, app, or textile that addresses a problem or issue in the community. Second semester the students work with ad execs to build a marketing campaign using graphics, social media, press releases, and video.