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