Technology

SCUSD Technology High School Graduation Requirement

Prior to receiving a graduation diploma from any Santa Clara Unified School District High School, all students will demonstrate that they can effectively use technology as learning tool by satisfactorily meeting all minimum Technology Graduation Requirements. 

What are the Technology Graduation Requirements?

Students must pass technology literacy competencies through one of the following options:

  1. Students may elect to take and pass a basic technology literacy course offered her at Wilson
  2. Prior to or upon entering high school, a student may identify her/him-self as already possessing a mastery level of technology literacy competency and “Test-out” of the Technology Literacy course.

Digital Citizenship

Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students:

A.  Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.

B.  Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.

C.  Demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.

D.  Exhibit leadership for digital citizenship. 

Creativity and Innovation

 Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students:

A.  Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.

B.  Create original works as a means of personal or group expressions.

C.  Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.

D.  Identify trends and forecast possibilities.

Critical Thinking, Problem Solving & Decision Making

Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.

A.  Identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.

B.  Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.

C.  Collect and analyze data to identify solutions an/or make informed decisions.

D.  Use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions.