Project Base Learning
Learning at Jefferson High School Project Based Learning Academy (PBL) is designed around problems or projects intended to engage students in meaningful learning experiences. Students are expected to master content and skills through the application of discovery learning and actively engaging research. Working collaboratively, students, and facilitators work to produce end products that illustrate student knowledge. With the integration of multiple technologies and collaborative tools, students are immersed in an academic environment that mirrors the professional work world. Students are issued a Chromebook that can be taken home, allowing students access to the web-based learning management program - Echo. This access allows them greater collaborative avenues and gives parents a transparent window into their student’s work.

At the Jefferson High School Project Based Learning Academy, students and facilitators take great ownership and pride in the professional environment and familial level of care and concern invested in one another within our unique school setting. There are four pillars that all stakeholders commit to upholding during their time at Jefferson. Serve, Include, Lead and Compete

New Technology HS is now officially the Jefferson HS Project Based Learning Academy!

We are excited to announce that New Technology HS is now officially Jefferson High School Project-Based Learning (PBL) Academy. We are currently in the process of moving into our new wing in Jefferson HS. The new school is beautiful with so many communal places and areas perfect for presentations and group work! We are excited about this transition and the opportunities it provides to our students. Being part of the Jefferson High School campus will make it possible for our students to learn the way they love to learn while doing all of their activities, clubs, sports, music, etc…in one place.

With this transition, my role will change from Principal of New Tech to Assistant Principal of Jefferson HS and Director of the JHS PBL Academy. I will continue to oversee the Academy but students in the PBL Academy will work with all JHS Administrators, this will also be true of counselors our PBL Academy students will work with all JHS Counselors, not just Mrs. Donohoe. We will also now have a PBL Academy Coordinator. Mrs. Hittner who has taught Science at New Tech for the past 9 years will continue to teach some Science courses but will also be the PBL Academy Coordinator assisting me with the program’s day-to-day function. To learn more about our transition please see the FAQ section on this site.

Watch your email for information on tours of the new facility and our Parent Student Teacher (PST) night on August 19th. If you have questions about this exciting transition to Jefferson High School, please feel free to contact me at (605) 367-6184.

Dolly Anderson, Principal

Dolly Anderson | Assistant Principal
Director, Project Based Learning Academy
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Phone: (605) 367-6184

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1600 N. Marion Rd | Sioux Falls | SD | 57107
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