Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences

The PHS Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences Informational Night will be on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 6:00 - 6:30pm in room 422.

 

The Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences is a sequence of connected courses (including science, math, and technology) that incorporates project-based learning in a blended environment. All science and math courses meet current CT curriculum standards. Technology courses address important skills and emerging media in the digital arts. Students complete an extended challenge component culminating with a presentation at the CT Student Innovation Expo and have the opportunity to participate in the CT Student Film Festival. Students in the Academy will develop and maintain a digital portfolio and can share their site with peers, parents, prospective employers, and college admissions officers.

 

Blended learning utilizes a teach facilitated, student centered environment that includes online and experiential components to strengthen classroom learning. Students and teachers meet at colleges and corporate campuses to learn from business professional and field experts.

 

For more information, please visit The Center for 21st Century Skills at Education Connection.

 

UPDATED! Click here for a synopsis of the Course Descriptions.

VIDEO: Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences' Expo 2013

VIDEO: Commercial produced about Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (CLICK HERE)

VIDEO: Commercial produced about E-Commerce Class (CLICK HERE)

PRESS RELEASES: Expo 2013 Awards; Expo 2014 Awards

 

* PE/Health:   The students enrolled in the Academy take PE together for common scheduling purposes. The PE/Health curriculum is the same as that for the rest of the school.

 

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Traditional

High School

Courses

English 9

History 9

World Language

PE/Health *

English 10

History 10

World Language

PE/Health *

Math 11

English 11

History 11

World Language

PE/Health *

Math 12

English 12

History 12

Academy Science


Integrated Earth and Physical Science21


Biology21


Chemistry21

Physics (non academy)

Academy Math

Algebra21


OR


Geometry21

Geometry21

Traditional: Math11

Traditional: Math12

Traditional Math**

Academic Algebra I


OR


Academic Geometry

Academic Geometry


OR


Academic Algebra II

Traditional: Math11

Traditional: Math12

Academy Technology

Skills21

MAD: Mobile App Design (½ yr)


AND


Digital Media & Moviemaking (½ yr)

ECE: E-Commerce Entrepreneurship


OR


3D Modeling & Animation

Capstone Experience