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DigiPen Institute of Technology - Online Academies

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Website: https://projectfun.digipen.edu
Email: projectfun@digipen.edu
Phone: (425) 629-5007
Fax: 425-558-0378
NCAA High School Code: None
Student information privacy policy: www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/parents.html

Grades Served: 8-12

OSPI Approval

Approved as a Multidistrict Online Course Provider 2014-15 through the 2017-18 school year.

Access

Individual Online Course Purchasing Instructions:

Individual courses from DigiPen Institute of Technology - Online Academies are available for schools to purchase in the DLD course catalog.

Overview

DigiPen Institute of Technology was established in 1988 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada as a computer simulation and animation school. In 1996, DigiPen moved to Redmond, Washington where it has been a leading educational institution offering various Bachelor’s of Science, Bachelor’s of Arts and a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree. Aside from these undergraduate degrees, DigiPen also offers a Master’s degree in Computer Science. DigiPen opened a new campus in Singapore in 2008 at the invitation of the Singaporean government, and recently opened a campus in Bilbao, Spain in Fall 2011. Because of their commitment to providing an exemplary educating and furthering the study and research in science, technology, engineering and math, DigiPen offers numerous K-12 educational programs throughout the United States and abroad.

Students in the DigiPen Online Technology Academies learn serious skills while working on engaging projects. While making as series of engaging games, students will learn basic programming, applications for mathematics, art design, and communication skills. Future courses will continue to teach serious material through engaging, hands-on learning.

Course Offerings

Subjects:

  • Technology

Levels:

  • Advanced Placement
  • Standard

Students

The DigiPen Online Technology Academies are designed for students with a passion for video games that are also willing to work hard. The content is demanding and rewarding at the same time. It will take intentional study and effort to succeed in these courses.

Student-Teacher Contact Requirements

DigiPen’s Online Academies are a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning.

Courseware Platform

DigiPen Online Technology Academies use three different methods to help students learn. All students receive a copy of the book needed for the class they are enrolled in. This is their primary resource for the course. Daily assignments, communications, hand outs and assignment submittals are handled through the DigiPen Moodle site. In addition, students are provided access to the DigiPen forums and websites where additional materials and community support can be found. Teachers can be accessed by email and by phone during their established office hours.

ALE Support in DLD Catalog

As an OSPI-approved provider that participates in the DLD catalog, DigiPen Institute of Technology - Online Academies has supplied information on how they support student contact, written student learning plans, and monthly evaluations.

Student Performance and Demographics

Data for school year: 2011-2012

Teacher-to-student ratio: 1:12.8

Course completion rate: 83.33 completion%

Course pass rate: 71.43 passing%

Student Satisfaction Survey

DigiPen Institute of Technology - Online Academies did not participate in the student satisfaction survey.