Applied Technology Program Philosophy

  The Middle School Applied Technology program strives to provide the following benefits for each student:
   
 
Applied academics
 
Applying basic reading, writing and math skills to real-world problems
   
 
Applied problem solving
 
Creating solutions for real, yet motivating challenges presented through hands-on projects
   
 
A sense of personal achievement
 
The satisfaction that comes with a project completed, a challenge met, or a job well done
   
 
Competency with tools
 
The safe and competent use of tools and equipment used at home, in business, and in modern industry
   
 
Workforce essentials
 
The importance of quality of work, reliability, completing assigned tasks, using basic skills, comfort with technology, and both individual and team responsibility
   
 
Career exploration and choices
 
An exposure to various fields of work and a preparation that will be necessary to pursue those interests
   
 
Accommodation of diverse learning styles
 
Project choices which accommodate the many interests and learning preferences of students