Adams Will Go Digital In The Coming Years

  • Adams is proud to be transforming into a new Digital Arts and Technology Academy for 2018-2019. We’re excited to have a great group of educators and students along for the ride. 

    Adams is one of ten schools that was awarded a grant from the Texas Education Agency. We’re proud to be the only North Texas school that won, bringing 1.5 million dollars to our campus. During the next few years, we plan to add a Radio, TV, and Film Sound Lab, two Digital Technology Labs, equipped with iMacs, Cameras, and Animator ready stations, a 3D Printer, Animation Kits, App Creation Spaces, Interactive Game Creation software, digital badging, and more! Our teachers will teach a technology driven curriculum to each of the students, preparing our children for 21st century jobs. 

    With our new Digital Arts and Technology Academy, we will offer students four different pathways—Film and Video Production, Animation and Motion Graphics, Interactive Media and Game Development, and Web-based Application Development. For our first year, the 2018-2019 school year, all students will have the opportunity to explore a different pathway for each of the four nine weeks.

    Looking toward the future, we anticipate during every student’s sixth grade year, they will rotate through each of the four pathways, learning what each one has to offer. By the end of their sixth grade year, they will select one pathway to focus on for seventh and eighth grade. By the time they complete middle school, students will have successfully completed a pathway program and will present a large-scale presentation to culminate their three years of middle school.

    “I am excited to begin this journey with our students and families and I am looking forward to seeing how our Adams students will change the future,” says Dr. Darwert Johnson, Principal of Adams Middle School.

    As our campus evolves, you will see a new logo and branding reflected on our website, social media, and the campus itself. We are also exploring the possibility of going to a standardized dress code, which was discussed at our Open House and Parent Meeting on March 6. We ask that you kindly go online to our survey at goo.gl/3bVy58. 

    This summer, we will be doing some construction to add more computer labs for students and begin the first phases of our transformation process. The changes will be

    Please be sure to check our website frequently for updates. We are anxious to share all of the great things in store for our students!

     

    About our pathways

    Animation and Graphic Design
    Students may explore areas such as advertising concepts, publication design, art direction, color & design fundamentals, image manipulation, stop motion, and layout & concept design for marketing expertise and the professional industry.

    Web-based Application and Design
    Students could learn how to build and render web pages and other technologies for web applications, such as HTML, JavaScript, Audio and Video, Mobile Web, Privacy, and Math on the Web including mobile app creation and publishing.

    Radio Film and Video Production
    Students will develop production and performance skills. In here, Students could learn image editing, design, they can build broadcasting skills, design sets, storyboard, and even develop completed films to learn what it takes to be a director, producer, or actor. 

    Interactive Media and Game Development
    Students have exposure to 2D and 3D computer animation, digital sound and design, skills to develop stories and characters for games that students will be making themselves and production design to be shared so people can play them from Adams website or from a computer.