•  Congratulations SATA for Being Named a 2018 School of TechXcellence

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    Press Release

    District Administration honors the School of Advanced Technology Applications as a 2018 School of TechXcellence

    El Paso, Texas (June 1, 2018) — District Administration magazine is honoring 22 schools and districts for education technology initiatives as part of the Schools of TechXcellence program. This is the second year for this national recognition program.

    TechXcellence was created by District Administration magazine, and sponsored by HP and Intel, to recognize schools that have implemented innovative, effective and replicable technology programs that contribute meaningfully to student or operational success. The June 2018 honorees were selected by the program’s judges from numerous nominations, and reflect programs that demonstrate effective and replicable success.

    The 22 schools and districts honored in this round of TechXcellence—from 13 states—have programs that incorporate technology powered by Intel, including laptops, tablets and 3D printers.  

    Eastlake High School is being honored for its School of Advanced Technology Applications computer science magnet program. This program provides students with the opportunity to learn computer programming, web development, and mobile app development, through a problem-based curriculum that prepares students to be college and career ready. This program emphasizes programming, problem solving, collaboration, and real-world application of skills.

    The SATA initiative underscores the importance of embracing technology as part of the education process moving forward in the 21st century.  

    “What these stories tell us is that students are excited to use the latest devices and applications as part of their education, which is fueled by the vision and drive of teachers, principals and district leaders,” says JD Solomon, editorial director at District Administration magazine. “We hope our readers are inspired by the integration of technology demonstrated by these honorees to launch similar initiatives in their own schools.”

    To view a full list of honorees and to learn how to apply for future rounds of TechXcellence, visit www.districtadministration.com/techx.

    About District Administration

    District Administration provides K12 leaders with critical news and information for school district management, through its monthly magazine, website, e-newsletters and the District Administration Leadership Institute Superintendent Summits. For more information, visit www.districtadministration.com.


    Ray Bendici
    Deputy Editor

    District Administration magazine




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    Welcome to the School of Advanced Technology Applications
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    SATA is an elite academy where we acquire the skills needed to be successful Computer Scientists. Our coursework includes App Development, Video Game Development, Website Development, and Cyber Security. By participating in local, state, and national competitions our expertise is put into practice and we become strong communicators and leaders.  

    Meet the team!
    SATA Coordinator
    Video Game Development
    AP Computer Science A 
    Dual Credit Computer Science
    T-Stem Coordinator
    Cyber Security
    Computer Science Principles 
    Ross Teller
    Web Development, Senior Project, CSP
    Providing tomorrow's leaders with the equipment and facilities to develop a future open for success. Eastlake graduates are destined for greatness on the horizon. While in SATA, Students will gain the following:
    • College Credit Opportunities
    • Pre-AP and AP courses
    • Real World Experiences through internships in a multitude of Computer Science fields
    • Opportunities for professional job shadowing
    • College Tours
    • Nationally Recognized Industry Certifications
      • Python
      • Microsoft Technology Associate 
      • Google Associate Android Developer 
      • CPR
      • Local SISD Competency Profile
    • Leadership opportunities through TSA, SkillsUSA, CyberPatriots and National Technical Honor Society
    • Opportunity to participate in VEX, BEST, and FTC Robotics 
    *Changes are currently being made to the course sequence to allow a higher educational benefit for students enrolled in SATA.  The brochure and parent presentation will be updated to reflect these changes once they are finalized.
    Thank you for your patience.
    ~Sheila Robles