SARATOGA HIGH SCHOOL
SMASH'N : Saratoga Media Arts Showcase Night
Friday, May 26th, 2017 7pm-9pm
@ McAfee Center for Performing Arts
Mark your calendars:
Speaker series April 15th 2016
We requested support for $136k in 2014-2015
Saratoga High School’s Media Arts Program (MAP) invites students to learn in an academy setting with a focus on rigorous academic standards in English and Social Studies while developing skills in media-related performance and production technologies, including exposure to several cutting edge programs for video, animation, and other mass media.
Core English-Social Studies classes and select program electives offer students the opportunity to build strong interpersonal relationships with their teachers and peers. MAP maintains community partnerships to develop relevant curriculum and project- based learning opportunities for students. These partnerships involve professional on-site performance and production opportunities in the school’s new Multimedia Center as well as work with journalism and print production projects, industry based technology, and articulation with colleges and business.
Twenty-five percent of all students at Saratoga High School are enrolled in the Media Arts Program (MAP). MAP teaches our students how to:
Plan complex projects
Influence and communicate visually
Work in teams
Meet tough deadlines
Use sophisticated software tools
These critical skills give MAP students a significant advantage entering the modern workforce. They prepare our students to effectively influence and communicate on the web, a primary requirement for almost any 21st century job. For more information about the MAP program, visit the Saratoga High School Media Arts Program site.
We are a highly-efficient, all-volunteer 501(c)3 corporation responsible for raising and allocating funds in support of SHS MAP. By far, the majority of donations go to purchasing equipment and software needed in the day to day operation of the SHS Media Arts Program. Some small portion of funds is allocated to other SHS Media Arts Program financial needs, such as a speaker Series and year-end Academy Awards-style event showcasing student work.
SHS Media Arts Boosters is a highly-efficient, all-volunteer 501(c)3 corporation, tax ID: 27-3204451, responsible for raising and allocating funds in support of the Saratoga High School Media Arts Program. Donations are 100% tax deductible. Read our By-Laws.
Saratoga High School Media Arts Boosters is a GuideStar Exchange Sliver Participant.
For the 2014-2015 school year, MAP requested support for of upgrades
21st Century Digital Classroom Upgrades
14-15 Student Scholarships
33 New Classroom Computers
10 New 32GB Camcorders
10 new DSLR Cameras
4 New Portable Lighting Kits
Trial of Software/Training for Student Product Certifications
Lens Kits for DSLR
In-Class iPad Sets
Advanced Studio Lighting
MAP Open House
John Linney VP Marketing - Yuneec USA
Responsible for Creative & Brand, Demand Generation, Channel, Product Marketing and PR at Yuneec USA, a leading consumer and professional drone manufacturer.
UPCOMING IN 2016
Cody Harrington - Pixar Studios
Claude Boselli - Bandai Namco Entertainment America
Dr. Jill Tarter - SETI Institute
Annual awards program honoring MAP student work
Ram Kapoor - Chief Marketing Officer at UC Berkeley
Beth Davies - Director, Learning & Development at Tesla Motors
Adom Kramer - Manager, Learning Studio at Tesla Motors
Director of the Coaching for Life Academy at Santa Clara University
Suzanne St. John Crane - Director of CreaTV San Jose
Chris Wyatt, independent film producer and TV animation writer
Chris Cox, Senior Computer Scientist, Adobe Systems
Pratiti Raychoudhury, Director of Research, Facebook
SHS Media Arts Boosters is a highly-efficient, all-volunteer 501(c)3 corporation, tax ID: 27-3204451. MAP Boosters are responsible for raising and allocating funds in support of the Saratoga High School Media Arts Program. Donations are 100% tax deductible.
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If you need assistance, please contact President Dave Holt at President@saratogamapboosters.com
Saratoga High School MAP Boosters, 20300 Herriman Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070
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