The Telecommunications Center ("Telecom") provides college-level video and television instruction to juniors and seniors from each of the six high schools in the division. Students attending this program are prepared for careers in television and journalism and for further studies in higher education. More info. about the program
NNPS-TV is where viewers throughout Newport News can watch local and national programs on Cox Cable (Ch47) and Verizon FiOS (Ch17). Student shows, as well as professionally-produced features, inform the community about events, programs, and accomplishments of Newport News and the public schools. Additional programming highlights a variety of topics including mathematics, language arts, history, and science. During our regularly scheduled programs, the NNPS-TV Bulletin Board airs school and community announcements.
In addition, NNPS-TV provides schools with a variety of instructional programming and staff development. The station supports teachers, staff, and administrators by preparing videos for national conferences, and by training teachers and staff members how to videotape school events and classroom instruction for use in evaluation and certification.
NNPS-TV and the Telecommunications Center create award-winning programs. Check out our accolades, which include Telly, Videographer, Communicator and many other awards.
Back in the early 1980s, cable television was new and a channel called "MTV" was all the rage. It was the first channel to continuously show music videos, with vee-jays (video jockeys) instead of disc jockeys hosting the show. Fast forward a few years to 1989, and NNPS-TV (then Newport News Cable Channel 36) is airing "HTV," where the H stands for homework instead of the M standing for music.
Telecom grad Steven Wilks wakes up at 5:15 a.m. each workday and the first thing he does is call the police.