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New Tech High School Built On Projects

Posted: May 27, 2012 at 5:44 a.m.

ROGERS — Instead of textbooks and lectures, hands-on learning will define a high school option coming to Rogers in 2013.

At A Glance

New Tech Network

New Tech Network is a nonprofit organization that works with more than schools nationwide. Two New Tech High Schools are operating in Arkansas: Cross County High School in Cherry Valley and Lincoln High School New Tech. Eight will open in Arkansas in the fall of 2012 including Arkadelphia High School, Dumas New Tech High School, El Dorado High School, Highland High School in Hardy, Hope Academy of Science and Technology, Marked Tree High School, Riverview High School in Searcy and Van Buren High School.

Source: www.newtechnetwork.org

At A Glance

Requirements

For a school to join the network, New Tech requires:

• All courses to use project-based learning as the primary form of instruction.

• A one-to-one computer to student ratio.

• Internet access to allow students and teachers to research topics and complete assignments.

• Team taught classes that blend two subjects.

• A nonselective admission policy.

Source: www.newtechnetwork.org

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