NTH@C Friday Notes

Friday, December 11, 2015

New Tech Network Names New Tech High @ Coppell as a National Demonstration Site

The New Tech Network announced Tuesday, December 8, that New Tech High @ Coppell was selected as a National Demonstration Site in the New Tech Network (NTN). New Tech High @ Coppell epitomized the best example of the New Tech mission – to help students gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in life, college and the careers of tomorrow.

“These schools have achieved a very high honor. We consider them exemplary schools within the New Tech Network. They have shown enormous dedication to the key aspects that makes a great New Tech school as is evidenced by the students. Through the schools hard work, students are not only better prepared for life and college, they have achieved a deep love of learning and a fundamental understanding of the deeper learning skills needed to succeed in life after high school,” said NTN President and CEO, Lydia Dobyns.

To receive this prestigious distinction, the school had to develop a clear set of student learning outcomes consistent with skills required to succeed in college, career or civic life. These include content mastery tied to state standards as well as work ethic/collaboration, critical thinking and oral and written communication. All courses must demonstrate rigorous and relevant Project-Based Learning (PBL) to amplify deeper learning while engaging students in the classroom. The deep integration and use of technology must be present in all classrooms. Finally, a school culture that establishes students at the center, built on trust, respect and responsibility must be evident throughout the school.

NTH@C Geometry Bravery Bag Project

The NTH@C geometry classes are collaborating with the United Nations’ #orangetheworld campaign to end violence against women. As part of the geometry Bravery Bags Project learners will fill the project bags they design with donations for the Salvation Army Domestic Violence Shelter. We need your help collecting the following new items:

Shampoo & Conditioner

Unisex or Female Body Wash


Bath Towels


Dish Towels

Alarm Clocks

In respect to the time used to gather donated resources, learners will receive one hour of community service. Please bring donations to the office by December 18. Donations will be delivered to the shelter over winter break.

Second Semester Course Level Down Request Form

Learners interested in leveling down, AP to honors level, in a course second semester may submit their request using the following form. Requests need to be submitted by 4:00 pm on Thursday, December 17.


Alumni Day December 18

Help spread the word, the fifth annual NTH@C Alumni Day will take place on Friday, December 18. This is a great time for alumni to stop by, see facilitators, enjoy the NTH@C facilitator vs senior basketball game, and share the great things they are doing.

Early Release and First Semester Final Dates

  • December 18 - NTH@C Early Release 12:55 pm
  • First Semester Exams January 14 & 15
  • January 14 & 15 - NTH@C Early Release 12:55 pm

  • December 18 - NTH@C Early Release 12:55 pm
  • First Semester Exams January 14 & 15
  • January 14 & 15 - NTH@C Early Release 12:55 pm