The connections we establish with local colleges are a way to introduce our high school students to advanced education and to share valuable intellectual and physical resources. These relationships are also a sign of our commitment to education in every stage of life and our belief in the power of learning. At New School High, we work hard to partner with higher education whenever we can. Here are some examples of our recent initiatives:
University of Michigan
- The Geometry, Reasoning and Instructional Practices (GRIP) Lab at the School of Education is working with NSH math classes on a research study to learn more about effective math instruction beginning this month.
- Leaders at the University of Michigan Special Collections Library and our US History classes piloted lessons on War of the Worlds. Special Collections houses the archive of director Orson Wells, which was the basis for the project.
- Film Independent Study students were hosted by the professors of four film classes on the UM campus last semester.
- Paul Sutherland, UM New Media Technician from the UM Dept. of Film, Television, and Media, will be leading workshops with NSH Video/Tech students on the use of our film production equipment in March.
- Dozens of copies of current screenplays are donated regularly by the UM Film Library for our students’ use.
- Student interns in the field of education are working in NSH English and Physical Education classrooms throughout 2018-19.
- Since 2017, NSH students have taken advantage of dual enrollment opportunities in Philosophy, Sociology, Photography, Digital Content, and more.
College for Creative Studies
- By opening its only satellite campus at PARC in downtown Plymouth, CCS has offered NSH students the opportunity to earn college credit in art and design.
Eastern Michigan University
- In March, NSH students will experience the EMU Undergraduate Symposium, in which representatives from all departments of the university present their research to the public. This all-school field trip will coincide with the creation of capstone science projects by our Integrated Science students in the spring.
Washtenaw Community College
- Science Teacher Steven McClary and Robotics team members will visit WCC for a 2-day workshop session: Square One’s Masters of Mobility Connected Vehicle session on Arduino driven robots this week.
When all is said and done, opportunities to learn are all around us. At New School High, we do our best to teach our students the value of connections: “Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.”– Malala Yousafzai