The core curriculum provides fundamental knowledge and links the Humanities, the Natural Sciences, the Arts, and the Social Sciences so that learning is dynamic, synergistic, and connected among the disciplines.
- Computer Science
- The Arts
- Foreign Language
- Physical Education
- Religion and Philosophy
The SMES community is empowered by emerging technologies without boundaries, transcending traditional approaches to teaching and learning by integrating technology into established disciplines and campus life. Through a process that promotes experiential, collaborative and creative learning, we demystify the complexities often associated with technology by assuaging fears and promoting the freedom to explore.
Students, faculty and staff will develop a greater capacity for problem solving, expand competencies to translate and communicate ideas through a variety of electronic tools, and engage in research and scholarship which will be applied to life-long pursuits and participation in the global community. Consequently, the Computer Technology Department seeks to impart to its students through its K-12 curriculum an enduring understanding of specific knowledge, principles, and habits of mind such as:
- Select appropriate technologies and critically examine sources
- Engage in research and problem-solving utilizing technologies applicable to each curricular area
- Learn in a collaborative community that is connected to the world at large
- Become confident in using technology to enhance the learning processes and utilize as a life long tool
- Facilitate the development of being student and teacher of life long skills