Academy Director:

CTE / Academy Facilitator:

2017-18 Action Plan:

Academy Teacher Team & Schedule:

Teacher's NameDavid Manning
Course(s) TaughtFoundations
Period Taught2,6
David Manning
David Manning
2D Graphics Development
David Manning
3D Animation
John Hughes
English 2/English 2 Honors
Kristin Pickren
English 4/English 4 Honors
Patricia DeBellis
English 3/English 3 Honors
Christine Ryan-McKerley
English 4/English 4 Honors
Brian Moriarty
English 1/English 1 Honors

*Please upload your supporting documents in the column below for each standard.



Standard 1: Integrated Curriculum / Projects
All classes: Last quarter will be focused on creating games based on the novel they are reading in Language Arts. Games created with Game Maker, RPG Maker, Unity, and Unreal Engine. Students need to make a sequel, sidequel, prequel, or dramatic retelling of their novel as the story for their game. They need to write papers in game & sim connecting their games to their novel, and explaining elements of setting, plot, character, etc... from their novel and how it is impacting the creation of their game. This project will last 9 weeks.
Curriculum In Action:

Curriculum In Action:

Standard 2: Cohort Schedule

Standard 3: Program of Study / 4 Yr Plan
Academy has students certify in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate, and Toon Boom Storyboard Pro. We are actively working on letting students certify in Unity and CIW for next school year.
Standard 4: Advisory Committee

Standard 5: Enrollment

Standard 6: Professional Collaboration
Attended summer academy workshop.
Meetings with academy team:
Standard 7: Recruitment
UHS Open House: 8/29/17
Future Freshman Night: 1/31/2017
High School Showcase: 12/14/2017
Other [UHS Titan Game Club]: ongoing
Standard 8: Career Focus / Workbased Learning
Otronicon Field Trip
EA Games Field Trip
Fullsail Field Trip
Riot Games guest speaker - 11/30/2017
Rivals of Aether guest speaker - 10/11/2017
Tiny Metal guest speaker 10/27/2017
Standard 9: Marketing
Social Media Presence: @uhsgamesim
Academy Logo: Video-Game-Controller-Icon.jpg
Academy Promotional Event: Mini Golf Tournament at Family Fun Town
Academy Promotional Video on Youtube: Youtube
High School Showcase Brochure: brochure.jpg
Alumni Association: Meet once per year to discuss program. Currently 5 members and building.
Final Evaluation: