October Sky Rocket Launch

  • Prepare to launch! Three hundred engineering students at FCS Innovation Academy built and launched rockets during our engineering Flex Friday this October. 

    Students prepare rockets to launch from AJC article.


    Read about it in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution and watch it on Atlanta News First.    


IA's Pam Whitlock Addresses the National FETC

  • National Future of Education Technology Conference

    Innovation's Pam Whitlock spoke at the National FETC. 

    "'It’s time for schools to move beyond traditional and complex computer science, [Whitlock] insists. 'Coding is an art form—coding is seeking out problems in our world and designing solutions based upon the user’s needs,' Whitlock says. 'There is so much room for creativity, human-centered design and flexibility, both in the problem identification and the design of the solution.'" 

    Matt Zalaznick featured Pam's speech in his article: "Coding can be pretty personal. You should teach it like an art form."   


Tech Alpharetta and IA Launch Mentoring Program

  • Tech Alpharetta partnered with FCS Innovation Academy to launch the Tech Alpharetta Women's Forum's STEAM Mentoring program. The goal: partner female technology executives as mentors to high school women in STEAM to improve women's representation in technology fields. Learn more in the Tech Alpharetta blog and Businesswire.  

    Photo features words - Tech Alpharetta launches women's forum steam mentoring program.


Binita Patel Gets Published

  • Banner that reads Connections , AMTE publication.

    Binita Patel, Computer Science teacher at Innovation Academy, co-wrote and published a paper in the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators summer 2022 journal, Connections. The paper, titled "Stem Integration via Matrix Multiplication and Transformations," talks about cross-curricular mathematics and computer science activities. Patel references an IA student's work on building image processing software and its connection to geometric transformations. Find out about cross-curricular activities and Cayden Walsh's image processing software in the Connections paper.