Game Design with the Engineering Academy

During the 2020 Fall Semester, the DME-120 Intro to Multimedia Applications class of the Advanced Technologies Academy joined with the Engineering Academy to collaborate on an interesting project. The project was to create a written plan for a circuit analysis video game. The game needed to cover information about circuits, such as electricity, current, resistance,Continue reading “Game Design with the Engineering Academy”

A Great Start To The School Year

The Advanced Technologies Academy students are finishing the third week of college classes at the time of this writing. This school year brings many new changes with face coverings, social distancing, and hybrid courses just to name a few. The students have been handling these changes very maturely. The opening of school has gone smoothlyContinue reading “A Great Start To The School Year”

An Amazing New Opportunity

There is a new program that will be piloted for Advanced Technologies Academy students enrolled in the CTS-115 Information Systems and Business Concepts this year. What does this mean for students?  Students will be taking a class that gives them college credit in addition to taking a nationally recognized certificate program created by Google. The GoogleContinue reading “An Amazing New Opportunity”

Rocky in Space 3 Online Premiere

After 9 months and hundreds of hours of production, Rocky in Space 3: A Glimpse of Hope is finally here! This is the third film in the Rocky in Space trilogy! On Friday, May 15, 2020, Garrett Lawrence, Max McMahan and Megan Conley premiered their short-film live on Google Meet to an extremely excited audience.Continue reading “Rocky in Space 3 Online Premiere”

Teaching Animation To 2nd Grade

On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, several Advanced Technologies Academy students traveled to Hudson Elementary School to teach animation to the 2nd grade. Our students had a full day of teaching three classes from 9:00am to 2:00pm. The goal was to teach the 2nd grade the basics of animation. The method of instruction was to showContinue reading “Teaching Animation To 2nd Grade”

SkillsUSA Leadership Meeting and Cookout

On Tuesday, March 10, 2020 the Caldwell Applied Sciences Academy’s SkillsUSA members had a leadership meeting and cookout after school. Rachael Robinson, a former CASA student and currently a SkillsUSA employee, led the team-building activities. She did an excellent job and the students really enjoyed it. Lots of yelling and laughter could be heard comingContinue reading “SkillsUSA Leadership Meeting and Cookout”

SkillsUSA Regional Rally 2020

On Monday, February 24, 2020 several Advanced Technologies Academy students participated in the SkillsUSA Regional Rally. The rally was held on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC. There were 565 students present competing in 91 different competitions. SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.  SkillsUSA improvesContinue reading “SkillsUSA Regional Rally 2020”

I Am… Poems on the Radio

The Advanced Technology Academy just finished a collaborative project with Mrs. Robinson’s American History classes. Each American History student wrote a poem about a famous person in American history. Once the students’ poems were finalized with Mrs. Robinson, the students came to the Advanced Technologies Academy to record their reading of the poems. Bradley andContinue reading “I Am… Poems on the Radio”

New Academy Advertisement

Benjamin Cederberg, a junior in the Advanced Technologies Academy, has designed a new informational flyer for the academy. In the class, DME-115 Graphic Design Tools, Benjamin used Adobe InDesign to create the advertisement. I wanted something that we could hand out during parent nights and 8th grade tours. The flyer begins with a short descriptionContinue reading “New Academy Advertisement”