Artificial selection

New Gwinnett High School emphasizes artificial intelligence

The start of the 2022-2023 school year brings a new addition to Gwinnett County Public Schools – Seckinger High School welcomed its first class of ninth graders on Wednesday, August 3, followed by students in grades 10-12 year present in person on Thursday, August 4.

Located at 3655 Sardis Church Road in Buford, the school anchors the Seckinger Group, which includes Harmony, Ivy Creek and Patrick Elementary Schools, as well as Glenn C. Jones Middle.

At Seckinger – a “next-generation learning experience” – students will choose an area of ​​concentration for their high school education from three broad areas – advanced science and technology, business and leadership, and art and design – or students can pursue a more traditional yet personalized curriculum.

Seckinger will provide opportunities for students to participate in athletics, fine arts, extracurricular activities, student associations, leadership opportunities, and service organizations.

Unique to Seckinger, which is a themed school, there is an emphasis on artificial intelligence, or AI, in the field of advanced science and technology. Students will have the opportunity to explore AI based on their level of interest.

“All students – those who choose to focus on an area of ​​concentration as well as those who choose a more traditional path – will have embedded AI learning and skill development throughout their coursework,” says one. announcement on the district’s website. “These learning experiences will foster future-readiness skills such as project management, design thinking, ethics in decision-making, and effective teamwork.”

The Seckinger campus, which has a capacity of 2,800 students, includes extensive technology and engineering labs; three lecture halls with adjoining laboratories and classrooms; collaborative rooms and spaces throughout the building; expanded art classrooms and a graphic design lab; band, orchestra, choir rooms and a MIDI lab; a theater and dance studio; and gymnasiums, sports fields and a stadium.

For more information about Sekinger High School, visit gcpsk12.org/SeckingerHS.