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New Tech Learner Applications for Junior Highs Now Available!

NTN logoNew Tech is coming to our junior high schools next year and our current sixth graders are invited to join us!

Applications Now Available!

  • Online: The Learner Applications for both Indian Hills and Stilwell are available in a PDF format online. To complete, please download and print either the Indian Hills or Stilwell application, depending on which school your current sixth-grade student will attend next year.

New Tech – Indian Hills Learner Application

New Tech –  Stilwell  Learner Application

  • At Each Elementary School: Printed copies of the Learner Applications are also available at each elementary school in the district starting today.


Submit Your Application

  • Applications will be accepted in person starting at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 23 through Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 3 p.m.
  • For Indian Hills Junior High, the first 110 learners to turn in an application will be immediately enrolled. The 111th learner and thereafter will be selected for enrollment through a stratified lottery.
  • For Stilwell Junior High, the first 130 learners to turn in an application will be immediately enrolled. The 131st learner and thereafter will be selected for enrollment through a stratified lottery.
  • Applications will be accepted in person at each junior high. Please submit your completed form in person to Stilwell Junior High, 1601 Vine Street, West Des Moines, or to Indian Hills Junior High, 9401 Indian Hills Drive, Clive, depending on which junior high your student will be attending next year.


Have Questions?

If you have a question about the application or process, please contact either Indian Hills Junior High at 633-4700 or Stilwell Junior High at 633-6000.

If you have a general question about New Tech at the West Des Moines Community Schools, please see the information below or submit your question here.


Information about New Tech

Next year, the West Des Moines Community Schools will be the first district in the state of Iowa to offer New Tech schools, where students learn through real-world projects and students are assigned a personal digital device.

Both Indian Hills and Stilwell junior high schools will offer a “school-within-a-school” model, with one team of seventh-grade students learning in a New Tech environment. Incoming seventh-graders have the opportunity to apply to the New Tech team at their junior high or choose to be assigned to a team using the traditional teaching model.

The New Tech model embraces three key elements.

  • Project-based learning that provides engaging and rigorous instruction.
  • Collaborative culture that promotes trust, respect, and responsibility.
  • Technology fully applied to allow for innovative approaches to instruction.

For information about New Tech at the West Des Moines Community Schools, visit www.wdmcs.org/academics/new-tech/