Archbishop Molloy High School Renovates Facilities and Adds Courses

Archbishop Molloy High School Renovates Facilities and Adds Courses

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The Catholic high school in Briarwood now has a video broadcast studio, strength and conditioning center, and new computer science classes.


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Archbishop Molloy High School added a video broadcast studio and strength and conditioning center in September after summer renovations. The renovations to the school were funded by parent support and members of the school's Stanner Alumni Center. The Catholic school, located in Briarwood, is also offering new computer science courses.

The video broadcast studio allows students to broadcast live to the school's classrooms and offers both club and class opportunities for students to learn and engage in video creation and production. The 625-square-foot studio has a three-camera set up with lighting, sound, and computers to edit video using Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, and iMovie programs. 

The 2,500-square-foot strength and conditioning center has conditioning stations, three power racks, multiple dumbbell sets, and adjustable benches. It is open for students and faculty before and after school. 

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Archbishop Molloy High School’s new video broadcast studio for students.


Many of Archbishop Molloy High School’s approximately 1,500 students are enrolled in the new computer science classes being offered this year. New courses include AP Computer Science A (Java Programming), AP Computer Science Principles, and Advanced Computer Graphics. Another new class, Computer Applications, includes a project-based curriculum designed to motivate freshmen to create authentic computational artifacts and engage in computer science as a medium for creativity, communication, and program-solving. 

The new computer science courses are part of Archbishop Molloy High School’s goal of providing modern facilities and skills to their students. SMART boards are in every classroom, and each grade level is fully integrated into the its iPad program.

“We are always looking to innovate and keep up with the times and be progressive and proactive, so computers now more than ever have a major presence, especially with young children in our student population,” says Leslie Poole Petit, Ed.D., director of admissions at the school. “We are a true college prep school, preparing them not only for college but for life. What better way to do that than by offering so many different opportunities?”

Archbishop Molloy High School is a Catholic Marist school that fosters an education in mind, body, and spirit for a diverse college-bound population and offers a comprehensive program of instruction, guidance, and activities.


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Main image: Many of Archbishop Molloy High School’s approximately 1,500 students are enrolled in the new computer science courses being offered this year.
Laura Sawyer
 

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