Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School will be home to a new Esports Academy in the fall.
The Esports Academy is offered to high school students in Grades 9 and 10 at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School, with the Academy being run out of LTCHS’ new esports lab.
“Esports continues to grow globally at a rapid pace, and we are excited to offer another choice for our students as a way to develop skills that could potentially be used in a variety of careers in technology-based industries,” said Chris Good, Principal at Lindsay Thurber.
“The Esports Academy is a way to ignite student’s interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), allowing students the opportunity to change perceptions that esports is not sitting on the couch playing video games, but is an opportunity to learn how to gain skills and knowledge which they can leverage into their future careers.”
The Esports Academy will be offered to high school students in Grades 9 and 10 at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School, with the Academy being run out of LTCHS’ new esports lab.
Families can learn more about the new Esports Academy at an open house that will be held on April 17 at 7 p.m. in the Learning Commons at Lindsay Thurber. All families, including those who do not currently attend LTCHS, are invited to attend.
Students enrolled in the Esports Academy will focus on technology skills such as coding, computer engineering, game development, strategy and broadcasting, among others. They will also be required to participate in sessions on fitness, nutrition, and mental wellness.