News & Notes
Congrats to these PLTW Pre-Engineering Completers
Congratulations to the following students for being Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Pre-Engineering Completers.
These students completed four courses in the PLTW Engineering program at Mann and are considered CTE Completers by the SDE. These courses include Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, Engineering Design & Dev, & Computer Int Manufacturing.
Congrats to NewTech@Mann Student Diego Goslar
Preparing Students for the Real World
Please check out this awesome video from NewTechNetwork that spotlights how a New Tech approach to learning helped students be better prepared for life post-graduation. The video features alumni from a fellow South Carolina New Tech school, Cougar New Tech.
New Video for NewTech@Mann
Please take a look at the following video featuring our own NewTech@Mann students and hear more about what we do and why. The video showcases the core aspects of our program and what makes us different. You will also see shots taken in the building we work in everyday that was designed with our needs in mind. Special thanks to the students, Brooke and Matthew, who contributed their voices to narrate the video!
Applications are Live for 2021-2022 School Year
We would like to take a minute to talk about a program that is available for students in our school called NewTech@Mann. This school-within-a-school uses real-world projects to make learning authentic and meaningful. In these classes, students work primarily in groups to improve collaboration and communication skills while tackling problems that are realistic and simulate experiences they may have in their future careers. Over the past four years, students in this program have scored exceptionally high on standardized testing. If you think your student would be interested in this program, we are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. You can access the application form via the following link now:
Service Hours and COVID
Due to the impact of COVID, please know that the expectations around service hours will be flexible, particularly for seniors. We are willing to work with any 2020-2021 senior regarding distinction requirements that are a problem to complete this year. This flexibility applies only to seniors; underclassmen will be expected to continue completing requirements next year.
Please know that students in NewTech@Mann are obligated to complete 40 service hours to graduate with NewTech@Mann distinction. If a typical senior spends four years in NewTech@Mann, they would be expected to show evidence of 40 service hours by graduation in order to qualify for distinction. These 40 hours can be done in any distribution of hours over years, so long as the expectation of 40 hours can be satisfied by graduation; the recommended 10 hours per year is only a suggestion.
You can obtain the service hour log via the link below: