At Forest Ridge we believe that every student can competently, confidently, and ethically use and innovate with technology.
The Technology Department offers courses for all students to develop competencies in computational thinking and in using common software applications, as well as courses for developing a deeper knowledge of computer science and emerging technologies. The Department also advises on the development of technology-rich curriculum across the academic program.
Three Innovation Studios
Forest Ridge has three unique studio spaces where students experiment, explore and bring our curriculum to life.
The Center Studio
In the Center Studio, students have access to a green screen, video editing stations and video production equipment to allow for collaboration on many forms of digital storytelling.
Digital Media Lab
The Digital Media Lab is a high-tech digital arts space with the tools and space needed for students to product high-quality audio, video and graphic art. Here, students collaborate in small groups to evaluate, iterate and refine their digital work. The resources in this space allow for digital post-production work, high-fidelity rendering and sharing with the greater community.
The Fabrication and Innovation Shop
The Fabrication and Innovation Shop is a girl-centered maker space that provides access to the tools, technology and support necessary for her to bring her inventive ideas to life. Students can quickly put ideas into action and take creative risks with rapid prototyping, tinkering and making.
2022-2023 Course Offerings
Middle School: 5th-8th Grade
Please see our Arts course list for seventh- and eighth-grade Technology course offerings.
Upper School: 9th-12th Grade
Please note that beginning with the class of 2024, all students must earn a .5 technology credit.
*Course offerings are based on student interest and minimum enrollment requirements; therefore, some classes listed may not be offered every school year.