With the new school year beginning the second week of August, there will be approximately 120 Huntington County students enrolled in the New Tech program at Huntington North High School. Do students and parents know all the facts regarding how New Tech will impact their education?
New Tech was presented by the administration to “meet the needs for all students.” Is it intended for academic honors students as much as it is for average or struggling students? How will it affect student GPAs? According to the New Tech Foundation, there is a specific type of student this curriculum is designed for. Is it for your student? The administration states that New Tech will improve attendance and graduation rates. What effect on graduation rates has New Tech experienced in other cities and counties?
What impact will this program have on the taxpayers of Huntington County? The administration maintains that after the start-up costs of approximately $870,000, the program will be self-sustaining. The experiences of other New Tech Schools indicate otherwise. What impact will New Tech have on the economy of the Huntington County community? Can we expect to attract new industries to locate in Huntington because of New Tech?
To find answers to these questions, go to HuntingtonEducation.wordpress.com, a blog I compiled for informational purposes. Students, parents, and taxpayers need to have information regarding New Tech at Huntington North High School. Your student deserves your best effort.