Multimedia Academy

By: Jorge Olazaba (2016)

By: Ryan Nguyen

By: Ngoc Nguyen

By: Mariana Trujillo Teves

By: Lisa Duong

By: Juan Perez

By: Jorge Olazaba

By: Alberto Flores

Coordinator:  Kim Conroy-Touhy

Mission Statement

The Andrew Hill Multimedia Academy provides a diverse learning experience focusing on multimedia skills and their career application.  Academy teachers embed multimedia skills into core academic courses in preparation for careers.  Multimedia Academy students will apply their knowledge of 21st century media to create and design artwork.

Vision Statement

The Andrew Hill Multimedia Academy looks to educate students with innovative mindsets and cutting edge skills that will make them be leaders in their field. They will also be community minded and the students, both past and present, will help the program move forward and into the future.

A Day In The Life Of A Multimedia Student

Everyday, their lives are immersed in the arts not just in their elective courses, but also in English and Social Studies classes. Art and visual concepts are embedded in the critical thinking questions that are an aspect of their English, Social Studies, and CTE classes.  Students also learn visual thinking skills that can be applied both in the visual arts and other academic fields. They will be exposed to industry through field trips and guest speakers.

Student entering as freshmen will be cohorted (enrolled in classes with each other) for English 1 and Ethnic Studies course. There will be projects where they get to express their lives visually, as well as reflect on their culture and community through focused studies. In preparation for multimedia courses, the students will begin learning the language of expression, to frame their visual work with descriptive language.

During sophomore year, students will have Multimedia 1, English 2, and World History.  They will have cross curricular projects in which they will execute artwork on Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Junior year courses will include Digital Photo 1, English 3, and US History. They will learn how to manipulate an image to express the message they want the viewer to absorb. uAt the end of the year, they will take an Abode certification test for Photoshop in hopes of obtaining a nationally recognized certificate before they leave the program.

Their final year, they will be cohorted in Multimedia 3 (Digital Video Production), English IB SL, and Economics/American Government.  Along with their coursework, they will be collecting material to assemble their professional portfolios, which can be used for future endeavours including a mock interview with an industry professional. In IB SL course, students discuss the symbiotic relationship we have with mass media, as both producers and recipients of content. Awareness of rhetoric, history of mass media, and influences and concepts will help them consider the changing landscape as they enter their professional roles.


Pathway Course Sequence

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

English 1

English 2

English 3

English IB SL


World History

US History

American Government/


Ethnic Studies


Digital Photo

Multimedia 3

**Classes listed above will be taken as part of the Multimedia Pathway and will be taken with a pathway teacher along with fellow pathway students.
Non-Discrimination Statement

East Side Union High School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. East Side Union High School District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying or title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to the Office of the Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services at (408) 347- 5061 or 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, Ca 95133.

Declaración Contra la Discriminación

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side prohíbe la discriminación, el acoso, la intimidación y el abuso en los programas educativos, las actividades o el empleo por causas de ascendencia real o percibida, edad, color de la piel, discapacidad, género, identidad de género o expresión de género, nacionalidad, raza u origen étnico, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, estado de paternidad, embarazo o estado familiar o civil o asociación con una persona o grupo de personas con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side requiere que el personal escolar tome los pasos necesarios inmediatamente para intervenir cuando sea seguro hacerlo en caso de ser testigos de un acto de discriminación, acoso, intimidación o abuso.

Las preguntas o quejas de acusaciones de discriminación, acoso, intimidación y abuso o las preocupaciones sobre la igualdad y el cumplimiento de la ley con relación al artículo IX del Código de Educación deben ser dirigidas a la Oficina del Asistente del Superintendente para los Servicios de Enseñanza al (408) 347-5061 o a la siguiente dirección: 830 N. Capitol Ave, San José, Ca 95133.

Tuyên Bố Không Phân Biệt Đối Xử
(Non-Discrimination Statement)

Học Khu Trung Học East Side nghiêm cấm mọi hành vị kỳ thị, quấy nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt trong các chương trình giáo dục, các hoạt động hoặc trong công việc không được đặc trên cơ sở về tổ tiên, chủng tộc hoặc sắc tộc, tôn giáo, giới tính, khuynh hướng tình dục, cha mẹ, người mang thai, gia đình, hoặc tình trạng hôn nhân, hoặc liên hệ với một người hoặc một nhóm với nhiều điểm thực tế hoặc đặc điểm về nhận thức. Học Khu Trung Học East Side đòi hỏi nhân viên nhà trường phải tiến hành ngay các biện pháp can thiệp một cách an toàn khi họ chứng kiến các hành vi kỳ thị, quấu rối, hăm dọa hoặc bắt nạt.

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