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NTA Basics Quiz

NTA Basics Quiz

Tennam Gyaldatsang

October 23, 2019

With the school year beginning, work on learning about some of the foundational knowledge about NTA the Non-Traditional Academy. Loading NTA var QuizWorks = window.QuizWorks || []; QuizWorks.push( [document.getElementById("embed-quiz-432255"), "quiz", "432255", { autostart: false, width: ...

Program creates new learning environment

Program creates new learning environment

Emma Leff and Anika Hanson

November 26, 2018

According to Non-Traditional Academy teacher Debra Skadden, the Non-Traditional Academy offers seniors an opportunity to learn in a different environment. “(It is for) seniors who are either in danger of not graduating ... or who just need a different type of learning environment. It’s a place...

Discriminatory statements written on political poster

Discriminatory statements written on political poster

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

November 4, 2018

When freshman Matthew Montanez heard about the discriminatory graffiti, he said he felt driven to voice his opinion on the matter. “We tried to show that everyone is welcome here, no matter your race, religion, or anything else like that,” Montanez said. “Who ever did that, they shouldn’t ha...

Political informational posters supplied by NTA

Political informational posters supplied by NTA

Katie Hardie

October 5, 2018

The Non-Traditional Academy at Park has released political informational posters over the past week. These posters can be found in the high school cafeteria. According to Non-Traditional Academy (NTA) adviser Debra Skadden, who led the effort of making posters, the activity was supposed to help se...

NTA expresses creativity through video games

NTA expresses creativity through video games

Yonit Krebs

November 21, 2017

Working on improvements to his video game, senior Non-Traditional Academy student Abdiwahab Ali thinks the project improves basic coding knowledge. “I think (working on the video game) gives you really good coding skills, I mean I know a little bit of JavaScript, but this is kind of different,” A...

NTA provides solution for alternative learning styles

NTA provides solution for alternative learning styles

Yonit Krebs

September 29, 2017

Reflecting on her goals for her final year in high school, senior Non-Traditional Academy student Rahma Farah said she hopes to graduate along with all the other students in her Non-Traditional Academy class. “(My goal is) that I graduate and everyone else graduates along with me because I don’t...

Non-Traditional Academy applications to begin mid-April

Non-Traditional Academy applications to begin mid-April

Samyu Yenamandra, Writer

April 13, 2017

According to senior and member of Non-Traditional Academy (NTA) Spencer Larson, Non-Traditional Academy aims to adjust school education plans to accommodate student learning needs. “It’s a class trying to make things possible for students. It stands for Non-Traditional Academy, so they do things...

NTA offers second chance for seniors

NTA offers second chance for seniors

Yonah Davis, Yonit Krebs, and Amber Tran

March 24, 2017

Senior Non-traditional Academy (NTA) member Eli Haddorff feels accomplished as he reflects on the program’s hands-on and project-based curriculum. According to Haddorff, the members of the club are currently working with CAD, which he said exemplifies the type of hands-on and project-based curriculum NTA advoc...

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