Philosophy and Goals
The Providence High School Technology Focus Program is an elective enrichment program designed to meet the needs of students who have an interest in further study in technology. The program offers a wide variety of experiential learning under the umbrella of Information Science and Technology. Always keeping in mind the core values as set forth by the Sisters of Providence, the Tech Focus Pioneers are immersed in an atmosphere of understanding, curiosity, and discovery. Faith and Technology are not mutually exclusive, but rather are intertwined. Ralph Waldo Emerson stated that "All that I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all that I have not seen." Always keeping faith in mind, students enrolled in this program will explore various forms of today’s technology, while recognizing and advocating respect for the global community they live in.
The Technology Focus Program has been established as an elective enrichment program, with the specific purpose of promoting further study in today’s world of information science and technology. Always keeping in mind the ISTE National Educational Technology Standards, students will participate in a hands-on learning environment that features collaboration, exploration, development, and growth. The primary goal of the program is to create well informed individuals who have not only a sense of prospective futures in technology, but also have and understanding and a respect for the ethics and social issues involved in the industry. Students are encouraged to explore various avenues of technology so that they are better informed when making long range plans for their future education and their future career paths. This four-year program includes Game Programming, Robotics, AP Computer Science, and the capstone course, Tech Integration. At the end of the program, students will have used their knowledge and skills in technology to address relevant, real-world issues and problems.