Award Year: 2016

Edison Computech 7-8 School

555 East Belgravia Avenue
Fresno, CA, 93706-4806

(559) 457-2640

Dr. Andrew James Scherrer, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School, Magnet School

Fresno Unified School District

School Website

School FaceBook

https://twitter.com/edisoncomputech

Mission

Edison Computech 7-8 is dedicated to providing a student-centered, technology-rich program emphasizing excellence in education and an extensive menu of elective courses and extracurricular experiences.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 20%
  • Hispanic: 50%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 14%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 10%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 67%
Application
Remodeled space for a CTE/STEM lab with students working on product development.

Remodeled space for a CTE/STEM lab with students working on product development.

Edison Computech 7-8, a STEM magnet school in southwest Fresno, California, boasts rigorous project-based learning, with experiences and career-centered opportunities built around students' interests and needs. Our staff utilizes vast experience and student evidence to promote best practices and respond to student feedback. Utilizing consensus-based management, the school staff comes to agreements regarding a variety of areas including use of funding, changes to scheduling, and promotion of experiences. This "Computech Way" highlights the camaraderie and collaboration on campus towards increasing the array and caliber of student experiences while attending Computech. The "Computech Way" also facilitates the innovation ofchapters of the Computech story. As examples, our newest ventures are designing and managing a Career Technical Education/Science Technology Mathematics Engineering (CTE/STEM) Lab, relocating and enriching the library, adding more arts to the elective opportunities available on our school campus, and continuing to build the thriving Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative. These were decided upon through debate, deliberation, and consensus building so that the rigor and depth of learning at Computech is maintained, protected, and continues to thrive for future Tigers. Walking onto Computech's campus as a community member, student, or parent gives one the palpable feeling that the staff and students are there to welcome you, that decisions are made for the best interests of the whole campus family, and that being on campus means you, too, are a participant in the "Computech Way".