Knowledge and Thinking

NewTech@Mann students are taught and assessed on course content knowledge.  NewTech@Mann courses are taught based on the rigorous South Carolina standards in Language Arts, Math, Science, Technology, Engineering and Social Sciences.  Completing the NewTech@Mann provides students with World Class Knowledge.  Our curriculum pathway is below:

Sample Four Year Curriculum Pathway for Students Entering New Tech with No High School Credit:
 

  Combined PBL Class Single or Combined PBL Class Single PBL Class Single PBL Class Traditional Class
9thGrade

English 1 / Honors
or CP World Geography

Algebra 1 / Scientific Prin Digital Multimedia Biology 2 electives 
10thGrade English 2 / AP, H,
or CP World History
Geometry / PLTW IED Exploring Comp Science Environmental Science 2 electives 
11thGrade English 3 / AP, H,
or CP US History
Algebra 2  Chemistry Internship 3 electives 
  Dual Credit Class Dual Credit Class      
12thGrade English 101/102 Math 109/120 Gov/Econ Senior Project 3 electives

 

Sample Four Year Pathway for Students Entering New Tech with English 1 and Algebra 1 Credits:
 

  Combined PBL Class Single or Combined PBL Class Single PBL Class Single PBL Class Traditional Class
9thGrade English 2H /
AP World History
Geometry H / PLTW IED Digital Multimedia Biology Hon 2 electives 
10thGrade English 3H /
AP US History
Algebra 2H  Exploring Comp Science Environmental Science H 3 electives 
        Chemistry  
11thGrade AP Language Precalculus H Physics H Internship 3 electives 
Gov/Econ
  Dual Credit Class Dual Credit Class      
12thGrade English 101/102 Math 109/120   Senior Project 4 electives 

The other four learning outcomes (Written Communication, Oral Communication, Collaboration, and Agency) focus on the skills and characteristics identified by the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate. The connections we teach between written, oral, collaboration and agency skills helps students to develop World Class Skills such as showing creativity and innovation, thinking critically, problem solving, collaborating with others in a team, communicating well and understanding how to learn. As students develop these skills they form Life and Career Characteristics: