The Bridge Academy seeks to take advantage of all the benefits that the effective use of technology can bring to the students, staff and organization.
From the student's perspective, the use of current technology is a key component and integrated throughout all subject areas in the Bridge Academy curriculum. This is demonstrated by the school's use of laptop computers which facilitates portability and increased student use throughout the day. The important skills of word processing, keyboarding, basic and advanced computer skills are directly taught. All students learn presentation software, such as Microsoft Powerpoint, in the content areas. Instruction is enriched through the use of digital projection systems and interactive white board. Innovative software programs designed to assist students with learning disabilities in reading, writing, comprehension and study skills often help to motivate students, and their interactivity frequently enables students to teach themselves as well as to move at their own pace. Industry standard graphic arts software is taught as part of our Art curriculum. Additionally, a variety of software programs are matched to individual student need and used consistently throughout the student's courses.
As with other areas, all content area curricula are aligned with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. This helps our students better prepare for successfull transitioning back to district public schools, private schools and succeeding in New Jersey State standardized assessments.