Video game high

Dayton, Ohio is starting a video game high to motivate underachievers. Scott Elliott writes:

Capitalizing on youthful passion for video games, school leaders hope to keep more kids in school by offering the chance to conceive, design, build — and sell — their own video game.

. . . The Dayton Technology Design High School will enroll about 100 students, with about 80 in the “virtual game” track, requiring a three-year commitment and culminating in the completion, marketing and possibly sale of a student-created educational video game.

The school is designed for students 16 to 22 years old who are willing to spend three years in school. They’ll study math, science, social studies and English in addition to working in small groups to design an educational video game.

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