In the 2018-2019 school year, we have a group of students from diverse backgrounds and with diverse interests of nearly 200 across the 9th, 10th, and 11th grades. Our students are college-bound and career-focused. Many of them hope to pursue higher education in a STEM field but, within the class, we have artists, athletes, musicians, and very talented writers.
Arlington Tech offers students a unique learning environment that leverages Project-Based Learning (PBL) and college credit through Dual-Enrollment (DE) with Northern Virginia Community College. To be successful at Arlington Tech, a learner must exhibit a certain level of autonomy, self-directedness, and have strong skills in collaboration. Our curriculum and instructional methods embed opportunities for learners to develop these skills while they master the content and knowledge in each of their courses.
Throughout the year, Arlington Tech students engage in a “Skills Review” process to help them identify their strengths and development opportunities. A copy of the “Skills Review” rubric can be found here: Skills Review for AT Students.