Mainland High School offers a school within a school for students interested in Design, Television, and Networking support. The Academy of Communications and Multimedia Technology integrates required language arts courses into academy activities focusing on academic content through project based technology applications. This academy offers excellent college preparation and an orientation to career opportunities in fields such as advertising, television and print journalism, publishing, graphic arts, networking, and technology support.
The learning environment is state of the art facilities featuring Intel i7 quad core workstations. A full television studio and production facilities. Students will have experience using Final Cut Pro on Apple Macintosh Computers, and Adobe Premiere Pro on Dell workstations. Windows 2003 and 2008 servers and Cisco networking equipment provide the backend support of these labs. All support of this equipment is provided by the networking and technology support section of ACMT.
Externships with cooperating business partners are offered to students on a competitive basis. Students also have an opportunity to consult with national and local business partners who visit this academy and to participate in live teleconferences that take place through the study of emerging technologies. Students can establish relationships that lead to potential careers.