We are a small rural 6-12 school located in Northwest Louisiana. We serve approximately 220 students.
While our students in grades 6-8 are mainly taught following a traditional model, we have made a few changes to better prepare them to enter a New Tech model in grades 9-12.
Our hope is to implement the New Tech model through the whole school in the near future. We are a neighborhood school, but we offer open enrollment for any student in our school district.
All students in grades 9-12 are taught through PBL in all classes. Many of our classes are integrated (English and Social Studies; Math and Science). We provide learning environments centered on a strong culture of trust, respect, and ownership, empowering our students to become the creators, leaders, and producers of tomorrow.
Noteworthy programs and successes:
LA New Tech@PD placed sixth in the state in the ULM technology challenge.
We have more computers than students and all classes are equipped with some type of interactive board.
Our new computer lab is equipped with a 3-D printer, allowing our students to create actual models of their designs and ideas.