This is a learning experience that emphasizes discovery, creative problem solving, critical thinking, and teamwork. Along with the common core curriculum and all A-G graduation requirements, course offerings include a range of electives that dive deeper into the worlds of design, technology and entrepreneurship.
Students will take foundational design courses in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, 3D modeling, web design, motion graphics and more in a project-based learning environment. Students will use the latest software and technologies to stay current with the graphic design industry and begin to build a portfolio of work.
Students will learn the computational frameworks and latest programming languages to develop competence and confidence to adapt to a rapidly changing technological world.
Students will apply essential business and entrepreneurial skills with deep-dives into disruptive innovation, financial and competitive analysis, and business planning.
Students will propose and develop a breakthrough idea through a capstone project supported by a range of integrated offerings.
The Iovine and Young Center courses will be taught on a 4 x 4 block schedule. Students will complete 4 academic courses each semester, 8 courses in a school year. Each class will meet for approximately 80 minutes each day.
The 4 x 4 block schedule allows students to spend more time in each class during the day. The increased time allows for longer cooperative learning activities and labs. Students can delve more deeply into the curriculum.