When the doors opened on Monday, August 27, 2007, at Manor New Tech High School (MNTHS), 160 nervous students crossed the educational threshold into a school that focused on their potential futures in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Manor New Tech, built on the New Technology Network model of project-based learning, is strikingly different from what is found in traditional secondary education classroom settings. MNTHS student population is made up of applicants accepted through a blind lottery. As a result, the student population at MNTHS is diverse in all aspects, including the two largest subpopulations of young men and young women of color. Additionally, the project-based learning environment sets up an atmosphere where learning is student-driven, engaging, and meets the needs of a wide variety of academic abilities.
New Tech Model
Manor New Technology High School is modeled after Sacramento New Tech High School which was modeled from the first New Technology High School, Napa.
The goal of Manor New Technology High School is to prepare students to excel in an information-based and technologically- advanced society. We are committed to leading educational reform and our instructional program encourages students to learn through collaboration with peers, businesses, and the community. Students develop problem-solving skills, interpersonal skills, and the resiliency they need to succeed in a rapidly-changing and competitive world.
Our curriculum brings together the strength of modern technology, community partnerships, problem solving, interdisciplinary instruction, and global perspectives in a student-centered, collaborative, project-based community.