Webb announces new program for 2012-2013

Jan. 21, 2013 @ 11:30 PM



J. F. Webb High School will launch a new technology program during the 2012-2013 school year. Referred to as Advance21, the program was designed with the goal of producing the most technologically advanced students in the state in mind. High-quality interdisciplinary learning experiences designed to challenge students academically through the development of the problem-solving, critical thinking and communication skills needed for digital career will be emphasized.

The program will break down by grade level as follows:

• Ninth grade: Science Visual I and II — introduction to complex graphics tools to increase their understanding of technical, mathematical and scientific concepts; creation of 3-D environments using conceptual visualization computer applications.

• 10th grade year: Computer Engineering I and II — basic knowledge of installing, configuring, upgrading, troubleshooting and repairing computer systems. (Students can receive a CompTIA A+ certification by completing the exam.)

• 11th grade: Game Art Design I and II — introduction to techniques and principles used in game design, including mathematical and virtual modeling, audio and visual effects, rendering, modeling and animation techniques; Cisco Networking Home and Small Business course — development of an understanding of Internet Service Providers, networking addressing services, wireless and basic security; volunteer community service hours — an authentic learning experience with the Granville County Schools Information Technology Department

• 12th grade: off-campus internship — an opportunity for hands-on experience (possibility of paid internship).

Only  J. F. Webb High School students may participate in the program. Participants will need to complete an application, be interviewed by the program director, and maintain an 2.7 GPA (in all classes) and 3.0 GPA in program specific classes.

For more information, search gcs.k12.nc.us/Domain/62.