Each IMPACT course builds on the skills and practices learned in the previous course. In the initial pathway year, all students in grades 9-12 are enrolled in Contemporary Media (A-G & CTE approved). Contemporary Media projects and challenges range in complexity based on student needs and abilities. 

IMPACT students are consistently involved in multiple projects/roles simultaneously. Below are a few of the projects we're currently working on. Past projects can be viewed here.

Scene Coverage

Leadership and Teamwork 9.2, 9.7; Technical Knowledge and Skills 10.2, 10.3; Demonstration and Application 11.5

AME Pathway Standards A2, A8.1-8.7

Working in groups of 3-4, students write and produce a scene of dialogue shot from multiple angles with a single camera (master shot, over the shoulder 1, over the shoulder 2, close up 1, and close up 2). The scene must also include at least one action cut involving a prop.

The purpose of this project is to build skills in shooting for coverage and postproduction. Once students complete a script and storyboard, they will film their scene in multiple takes from all five angles, managing their time effectively. 

Assignment Prompt

As a capstone project, juniors and seniors will create short films for submission to a recognized film festival. Students will spend the majority of a semester engaging in the preproduction, production, and postproduction process. Students will begin by pitching their concept and then working to create multiple drafts of properly formatted scripts, schedule production, create a marketing campaign, engage in multiple critiques, and finally premier their film before submitting it to a film festival for consideration. 

This project is an opportunity for students to demonstrate the culmination of their learning throughout time spent in a CTE pathway. The final product should be up to professional standards and may be added to a portfolio to be used to gain employment or acceptance into a college/university. 

Short Film/Web Series

Communications 2.5; Career Planning and Management 3.1, 3.4, 3.6; Technology 4.1, 4.5; Problem Solving and Critical Thinking 5.2; Responsibility and Flexibility 7.2, 7.3, 7.5; Ethics and Legal Responsibilities 8.3, 8.4, 8.6, 8.7; Leadership and Teamwork 9.6, 9.7; Technical Knowledge and Skills 10.2, 10.3, 10.4; Demonstration and Application 11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 11.4, 11.5

AME Pathway Standards A2.1, A2.2, A2.9, A4.3, A4.6, A5.6, A7.1, A8.1-8.7