Category Archives: General Information

Take a peek into our Graphics Class

Testing out the new RICOH 360 camera. Take a peek into our classroom, Room C102! Time to start thinking about a cool project to use with this new toy. Graphic students in the Web Program should be able to incorporate this into a website! Stay tuned.

Exploring Creativity

   Students began the new school year, exploring their creative side.  Looking to see how they could spark their creativity through play! The Foil Activity led the students to think of themselves as 3-4 year olds, discovering something new. What is it? What can I do with it? Exploratory Play. Conclusion: Trust to Play Trust to […]

ACA U.S. World Champion, Emerald Liu!

CONGRATS Emerald! Good luck on representing the U.S. at the Adobe Certify Associate World Championship in Dallas, Texas August 9-12, 2015. Emerald is the SECOND SWCTA student to attend the World Championships! The students in my class are AMAZING! Certiport Press Release At the ACA World Championship, 35 student competitors from 18 countries are expected […]

Hip Hop Meets IT – Winter PBL

The last few days of 2014, the students had an amazing experience sharing and learning with a great non-profit organization for their Winter PBL. The students were given the opportunity to get out of their comfort zone and try something new, Hip Hop dancing with a group called Culture Shock who’s goal is to Educate, […]

New Logo Design Created by Video Game Student

The Outlook takes a peek at the redesign process of the SWCTA logo. Adobe Illustrator was used by Kristin for her logo idea. Learn more by watching the Outlook broadcast!

$20 Class Fees for Program Area Course

Students in the Video Game Development and Web Development Programs will need to pay a class fee of $20 for their program area classes. Please pay the course fee by the end of the first week of school. If there is a financial difficulty, please see your program area teacher as soon as possible to […]

Software Used in Class

Students having the software available at home will have an advantage, using the software in class and outside of class regularly will help students become more proficient at developing skills using the industry standard software being taught in the program areas. Mac or Windows? Either will work. In these classes we are focusing on the […]

SWCTA Student Work Displayed Internationally at SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver!

SIGGRAPH 2014 Student Work Displayed Sponsored by the ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee. Images and video to be displayed at the Education Committee Booth SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver, BC and assignments archived on Education Committee Website. The curated exhibit is open to all faculty working at Secondary/High School through University levels We are interested in images […]

SWCTA Student Represents the U.S. at World Championships!

Read about SWCTA Student Represents the U.S. at World Championships! Congratulations to Javier Salazar for doing a great job at getting certified in Illustrator, Photoshop and Dreamweaver and submitting an image that caught the judges attention! You are going to Disneyland! Good Luck! Read more about the Championships in the Las Vegas RJ

ACA – Adobe Certified Associates at SWCTA

So after our first year of using Certiport’s ACA Certification program, we have had some great results. 226 students at SWCTA have been certified in a variety of Adobe Products. We hope to continue to provided this opportunity to the students with needed funding. There are still a lot of students that owe the $10 […]