Vital Information
Gause Academy of Converging Technologies
1395 W. Polk St
Bartow, FL  33830

Lead Teacher:  Melissa Konkol
Phone:  (863) 534-7425
Fax:  (863) 519-3716

Areas of Interest:  Business

Gause Academy of Converging Technologies Overview

Game and Simulation Programming

This course sequence offers practical experiences in game/simulation conceptualization, design, storyboarding, development methodologies, essential programming techniques, and implementation issues using Scratch and Game Maker.

Students test and analyze games to determine the quality of rules, interfaces, navigation, performance, play, artistry and longevity in design and structure.

Specialized programming skills involving advanced mathematical calculations and physics are also integrated into the curriculum.



Web Design

In these courses, students will learn operating system commands and web document development, design, promotion and scripting.

Industry Certification

Students are encouraged to work towards their industry certifications in Microsoft Office and Adobe Products.

Real World Training

Business students train in our school‐based enterprise, Signs of the Tiger. They serve as project managers of jobs, work with customers and create custom‐designed products for both public and private industry.

Students create products using industry standard software and equipment.