Marcus Hayes is our freshman intern from the Chicago Tech Academy High School in Chicago. He will occasionally contribute articles on technology from the unique perspective he has at his school.
With only three years under their belt and billing itself as a, “21st Century School for 21st Century Leaders,” the Chicago Tech Academy, or CTA, teachers and administration have been working hard to educate their students in the fast growing technology world. The CTA is a charter school built around the idea that immersing students in technology and the digital ecosystem while providing opportunities most high school students never get.
“As a teacher from Chi Tech, I want to take my students on vibrant adventures and encourage them to value the rich magic of their curiosities.” Students learn about technology as well as timeless leadership skills, such as problem-solving, teamwork, and creativity.” said Ms. Romano, a teacher from CTA.
Over the last three years, Chicago Tech has become a recognized school, having been mentioned in Forbes Magazine, and being sponsored by companies like Google, Exelon, and Flashpoint Academy.