Mission, Vision & History

NTI's History

New Tech Institute began as an innovative model in the EVSC in August 2010.

NTI is part of the New Tech Network, which began in 1996 in Napa, California and now includes more than 180 New Tech schools across the country and Australia. 

NTI is known as the Thunderbolts, named after the P-47 Thunderbolt airplanes used in World War II, built just about a mile north of the school during the 1940s. 

The first class of NTI students graduated in May 2014, and two cohorts of graduates followed in 2015 and 2016. So far there have been 180 New Tech graduates. 

NTI was named an Indiana Department of Education STEM-Certified school in 2016, and a New Tech Network Demonstration Site and Exemplary School in 2015-16 and 2016-17. 

NTI's Mission

New Tech Institute provides students relevant project-based learning and leadership opportunities in an atmosphere of trust, respect, and responsibility.


NTI's Vision Statement

NTI students will:

  • Visibly lead and contribute to STEM & entrepreneurial projects connecting the community and the school, and will continue this leadership and contribution as graduates
  • Learn through a lens of project-based learning and collaboration
  • Value themselves and their peers for their personal, intrinsic worth
  • Demonstrate initiative in continuous learning as engaged and active citizens
  • Process, analyze, evaluate, and apply information and resources
  • Achieve personal success, navigating college, career and civic life

NTI’s Staff will work collaboratively as a Professional Learning Community to inspire students to achieve this vision.