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ERIC Number: ED002388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 17
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A SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE PLAN OF NOVA HIGH SCHOOL.
HIERS, NAN
THE NOVA HIGH SCHOOL IS AN EDUCATIONAL EXPERIMENT TO MAKE LEARNING AND ACHIEVEMENT INTERESTING, CHALLENGING, AND EXCITING TO THE STUDENT. THE PROGRAM IS BASED ON THE CONCEPT OF INDIVIDUAL PROGRESS WITH EMPHASIS ON QUALITY EDUCATION. FEATURES OF THE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT INCLUDE AIR-CONDITIONING, CARPETING, MULTIPURPOSE CLASSROOMS, INDIVIDUAL STUDY CARRELS, A COMPLETE WEATHER STATION, AND LABORATORIES FOR ADVANCED SCIENCES. STUDENTS ARE MADE AWARE THAT RESPONSIBILITY FOR LEARNING IS THEIR OWN AND THAT THE DISCOVERY OF KNOWLEDGE COMES THROUGH THE PROCESS OF INQUIRY. CURRICULUMS, LECTURES, LESSONS, AND ACTIVITIES ARE PLANNED TO ENCOURAGE EACH STUDENT TO ASSUME MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS OWN LEARNING AND PROGRESS. INSTRUCTORS ARE HIGHLY TRAINED AND IMAGINATIVE, THEY ARE PROVIDED WITH TEACHER AIDS AND CLERICAL HELP. TEAM TEACHING IS DONE IN SELECTED AREAS. EACH INSTRUCTOR JOINS THE STUDENT AS AN INTELLECTUAL PEER, AND BECOMES A SEEKER IN THE ADVENTURE OF LEARNING. THE CURRICULUM EMPHASIZES MASTERY OF TOOL SKILLS. MATERIALS AND ACTIVITIES ALLOW FOR A WIDE RANGE OF LEARNING LEVELS. IN ADDITION TO REQUIRED COURSES, A WIDE RANGE OF ELECTIVES IS OFFERED INCLUDING ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING AND BIOCHEMISTRY. A TRIMESTER SCHEDULE OF 11 MONTHS IS IN OPERATION. FEATURES OF THIS ORGANIZATION INCLUDE UNGRADED CLASSES, FLEXIBLE GROUPING, INDEPENDENT STUDY TIME, AND 70-MINUTE PERIODS. AUTOMATION FEATURES INCLUDE CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION, A FOREIGN LANGUAGE LABORATORY, A READING LABORATORY WITH READING MACHINES, AN OVERHEAD PROJECTOR AND SCREEN AT EACH TEACHING STATION, A DATA PROCESSING CENTER, AND TWO SOUND-EQUIPPED LECTURE HALLS.
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Authoring Institution: Broward County Schools, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Identifiers: FLORIDA; Florida (Fort Lauderdale)