Ypsilanti went high tech with its latest high school addition. The school is incorporating various new teaching techniques along with technology to form new classes, or, at least, new versions of old classes.
Next fall, when students in the Ypsilanti area's newest high school
get done learning their geometry lessons, they'll take those concepts
and turn them into art.
That's because they won't be sitting in a traditional math class.
Instead, they'll be in a geoart class - a 100 minute-a-day course that
combines geometry and art.
It's one of three combination classes for the 100-plus students who
will make up the initial freshman class at the Ypsilanti school
district's New Tech High
The two others? Historytech and Biolit.
Combining classes is one part of the new techniques that will be used
at the school, which will meet in Ardis Elementary School, a building
that has been closed for several years.
The high school is geared to combine technology with new teaching
techniques that focus in on project learning, said Cory McElmeel, who's
in charge of the school.
Ypsilanti's New Tech is one five such high schools opening in the
state this year, joining more than 50 already in operation across the
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