Is NEXT High School a "tech" school?
In a word, no. At NEXT High School, we believe the tools we use are only as valuable as the way we use them. Therefore, we don't value technology for its own sake, but rather because it is a valuable tool that can help us work, build, and collaborate. We will use technology, then, and often—but "tech" is not the driving vision for our Impact-Based model, nor will technology do the work for us.
Every student at NEXT High School is provided a Chromebook to work, plan, learn, and collaborate. A 1:1 model (1 computer : 1 student) requires a tremendous amount of trust and accountability, and Peers are responsible for their technology use.
At NEXT High School, students will use the Google Apps for Education platform and various web apps and online collaboration tools. Through these platforms, Peers will work together, complete assignments, make up work, communicate, and create projects of impact.
Digital Media & other Resources
We've equipped our space with several iMacs, iPads, cameras, lights, and tripods—so students can record, mix, edit, and publish creative audio, video, photography, and art. Further, as a result of student projects and community partners, we've acquired 3d printers, consoles, VR tech, and more. Our resources grow as students and community show up to help us build! What will you help bring to the table?