The evolution of learning. With the exponential growth of technology and the meaning of innovation changing rapidly, students at the Center for Technology and Advanced Learning find themselves at the hub of opportunity in an example of contemporary learning. Students are ready for the future and finding their own potential within the walls of the modern educational facility.
The building is filled with technological applications in each area of study applying the Learning Mall concept, with storefronts for each program, and the incorporation of a variety of flexible spaces for both formal and informal learning opportunities. The project brings real-world relevance and experiences to its students as they engage in simulated commercial environments and work literally hand-in-hand with local corporate partners to be best prepared for college or the job market.
The project has garnered several national awards. As one of just 38 honorees in the U.S., the media arts program was cited as an Apple Exemplary Program, awarded for Best Practice qualities of a 21st century learning environment. Its students and faculty are proud of their school and take very good care of it. Students love to hang out at the mall, and nearby district administrators frequent the student-run Bistro with its uplifting ambiance.