Our Initiative & Course Description

Andover High Schools new Innovation Lab provides a unique opportunity for students who wish to develop their own independent technology driven project. This program was proposed in 2012 and rolled out in the 2013-2014 school year.

Students have the opportunity to come to the Innovation Lab and create a proposal for a self-driven project. These projects allow students to explore advanced technology by creating personalized learning experiences in subjects such as mobile application programming, web development and game design & development. 

The students participating in the Innovation Lab also serve as the first line of support for the student run help desk. Students can expand knowledge in the areas of networking, hardware and also troubleshooting technical issues.

Potential Independent Projects Include:

     Developing A Mobile Application or Web Based Application
     Creating A Website Or Blog For A Business or Personal Interest
     Developing A Game or Multimedia Project
     Developing A Network Design Plan
     Building Computers or Studying Hardware
     Learning More About Social Media & Professional Networking
     Using Lab Time To Work On The Technology Centered Components of Another School Project
     Intern/Externship Opportunities with Technology Industry

Participation 50% – Daily work, G-Doc journal, feedback
Content 50% – What you produce – blog, tutorials, app, videos, podcasts