Technology Front and Center

March 23, 2011

Armed with a $3 million Texas Title I Priority Schools grant, Belton Independent School District in Texas will open the doors to an innovative high school concept this fall.

Currently in the development phase, Belton New Tech High School at Waskow will combine technology and project-based learning to create a learning environment that Principal Stan Whittle hopes will entice students to “take ownership of their educations and their futures.”

The new school is part of the New Tech Network, which was founded in Napa, CA., in 1996 after local businesses became disenchanted with the supposedly “skilled” graduates in the area. Today, the network includes 62 public high schools in 14 states.