New Tech network

@ the Gereau center

Welcome! New Tech @ Gereau is a Project-Based Learning academy located at The Gereau Center for Applied Technology and Career Exploration in Franklin County, Virginia.

What is New Tech?

What makes New Tech different?

TEACHING THAT ENGAGES: Project-Based Learning

In project-based learning classrooms, students become problem solvers.


By making learning relevant and creating a collaborative learning culture, students become connected to, engaged with, and challenged by their school, their teachers, and their peers.


In a technology-rich environment, teachers and students create, communicate, access information, and experience self-directed learning.

OUTCOMES THAT MATTER: College and Career Readiness

New Tech Network learning outcomes measure collaboration, written and oral communication, and the development of students’ responsibility for their own learning - called agency.

Rising eighth grade students accepted to New Tech @ Gereau for the 2018-19 school year have been notified by mail. These students received an acceptance letter, commitment letter, and Chromebook contract. Signed commitment letters and Chromebook contracts must be returned to the BFMS-W Guidance office in order to secure the student’s enrollment in New Tech. Students have the following options for returning these signed policies:

  • Early Commitment: Submit by March 23rd
  • Commitment Deadline: Submit no later than April 3rd

Students on the waiting list should follow the general registration process for eighth grade at Benjamin Franklin Middle School. If positions become available, individuals on the waiting list will be notified of their placement into New Tech @ Gereau via phone by April 13, 2018.

What is Project Based Learning?

This video from Edutopia shows what the PBL process looks like from start to finish from the viewpoint of teachers and students at Manor New Technology High School.

Our Vision:

Each student can achieve his or her highest potential and persevere in a changing world.

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