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New Tech High School, Coppell

New Tech High School, Coppell
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Established 2008
Enrollment 491 (2010–2011)
School colour(s) Red, Black, and Silver
Website

New Tech High @ Coppell is a secondary high school located in Coppell, Texas, United States, a suburb of Dallas. It is the second high school in the Coppell Independent School District. It is part of the New Tech Network which nationwide has 86 "New Tech" schools. The school had its first senior class in 2011 and has a current enrollment of 486 students with 27 staff members. The school is also toured often by school districts and politicians interested in New Tech. It also has the shortest elapsed time in between when it starts and ends.

Campus

New Tech High School @ Coppell is located at the former Lee Elementary School, which closed in June 2008. The school district plans to build a new campus for the high school near North Lake.[1] As of mid-October 2008, Coppell ISD has signed closing documents on 82 acres (33 ha), with plans to buy an additional 40 acres (160,000 m2) and build at least three new schools on the land.[2]

Curriculum

The school uses the New Tech curriculum pioneered by New Technology High School in California. Each school day consists of 22 20-minute modules, divided into either three- or four-module-long classes, a one-module lunch period and typically a one-module independent research period. Students are issued a laptop computer to use during class. Students are permitted to use a cell phone for school-related purposes.

New Tech runs using the PBL system, a process of learning standing for: "Project Based Learning". PBL differs from a traditional school in that students complete projects as a way to learn the material throughout a unit rather than a way to test their knowledge at the end of a unit.

Extracurricular activities

Students participate in facilitator-led clubs, which meet during the school day once a month. These include book club, debate club, food club, and music club.

However, New Tech High @ Coppell does not field UIL-sponsored extra-curricular activity teams; students wishing to participate in such teams do so as part of Coppell High School (the students spend part of the day at New Tech and the remainder at CHS).

References

External links

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