About New Tech Academy
In 2006, FWCS received a Smaller Learning Communities federal grant. I left my position as high school assistant principal and headed to central office to figure out how to "do school differently." The world had changed, but our high schools were functioning as they always had. My goal was to find something to change the system and reinvent our high schools.
We started with smaller learning communities that focused on academics, team teaching and building better relationships with students. We began to expand by developing programs of study in each of Fort Wayne Community Schools’ high schools to motivate students based on their interests, such as engineering, biomedical and world studies. One of the programs on the board was New Tech.