New Tech Network schools come in many shapes and sizes, just as they vary in location and demographics throughout the country. Certain design principles are consistent to facilitate project-based learning as well as the use of technology in a one to one evironment.
- Classroom Learning Environments: Classrooms are large enough and organized to support team teaching in a technology-rich environment. Classrooms for integrated courses are 1600-1800 sq. ft. or larger.
- Learning Spaces: New Tech classrooms, furniture and school spaces allow for collaboration and flexibility New Tech schools can be seen in various forms of implementation. Each school is unique and is the facility.
- Stand alone school has an independent location, facility and schedule
- Whole school conversion may be the only high school in a town and is entirley converted to a New Tech
- Shared Campus will typically take over a portion of the school to form a New tech. Schools may share classes or extra curricular opportunites and share a faciltiy
- New Tech Shared Campus usually breaks a large school into smaller schools. Each school may have a different foucs like health and human services next to an engineering and architecture pathway.