Southwest Florida Christian Academy

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High School Technology

The High School Technology Program provides students with a specified approach to learning. Emphasis is placed upon Computer Science, Graphic Design, Video Production and Broadcast Journalism. SFCA has partnered with Project Lead the Way to bring Computer Science to our technology program. Project Lead the Way Computer Science engages students in real-world activities like creating an online art portal and using automation to process and analyze DNA-sequence data. As students work together to design solutions, they learn computational thinking. While engaging in the program, students create problem-solving apps, simulate large-scale problems and hypothesize solutions, use code to manipulate images and automate the editing process, examine ethical and societal issues of how computing and connectivity are changing the work and identify online security weaknesses and designing solutions. 

Video Production/Journalism and Broadcasting provides students the opportunity to utilize graphic design and Premier Elements to create and produce weekly announcement videos. Video production techniques such as storyboarding, composition, lighting and audio are applied to various projects. Students are challenged to develop fundamental skills in the production of journalism through multimedia, web, and broadcast platforms as well as develop a knowledge of journalism history, ethics use, and management techniques related to the production of journalistic media. 

The high school program utilizes Canvas. Designed specifically for teachers and students, Canvas is a cloud-based learning management system that connects all the digital tools and resources teachers use into one simple place. Hundreds of apps integrate seamlessly within Canvas, empowering teachers and students with relevant and easy-to-use tools to make teaching and learning more engaging. Providing students with exposure to this type of learning platform while still in high school will equip them to be more successful as they encounter integrated learning at the collegiate level.