Class of 2026 Declaration Information

Thank you for your interest in the Niles New Tech program. We are proud of the education and experiences we provide our learners and hope that you choose to join us this upcoming Fall for a dynamic experience.

To become a New Tech learner, 8th grade students simply need to declare that they want to participate in the New Tech program. Students can do this by printing the declaration form (linked to the right of this page) and returning it at one of the informational events. Students may also turn in the declaration form at one of the following offices: Ring Lardner, Eastside Connection School, Niles New Tech, or the high school. School of choice students can print a declaration form or visit the Niles New Tech office for one. These forms can be dropped off or mailed to the Niles New Tech program office.

There are many opportunities for parents and students to learn about Niles New Tech program and also what project-based learning is and isn't. These meetings provide parents and students with information about project-based learning as well as a look at how a New Tech education can help position a learner for college and, ultimately, a career. To this end, nearly 50% of our learners earn college credits while in high school and others earn meaningful certifications all while honing necessary life skills like critical thinking, presentation, reflection, and collaboration. To the right, you will find information about Niles New Tech, the informational meetings, the declaration timeline, along with other useful documents. Please reach out to the program director for information on dates and times for these meetings.

If you have questions about admissions, please contact the New Tech Program Director, Jerry Holtgren (269) 683-6031 or by email at [email protected]


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