Dec. 14, 2021 – From hi-tech coding and production to entrepreneurial ingenuity, the newly named Game Development Design School at Burleson ISD (GDDS) is educating the next generation of video game creators and technology giants.
The choice school previously known as the REALM (Rigorous Educational Arcade Learning Model) begins a new chapter at its new, state-of-the-art campus under a new name to match its growing multi-billion dollar industry.
“We serve students with a passion for coding, game design, computer science and programming and are continuing our transformation on pace with the technology industry for which we’re preparing our students,” said Crystal Deaver, principal at GDDS. “We’re thrilled about our new name as it puts what we do front and center for colleges our students are pursuing, for businesses seeking interns, for future students who may be interested in attending our school.”
The Burleson ISD Board of Trustees yesterday voted unanimously Monday night, after reviewing input from parents, students and staff, to update the school name.
“As a growing number of industries apply gaming technology to their design and engineering processes, teachers and staff at the Game Development Design School are using the latest technology to captivate and challenge students to help prepare them for careers in a booming industry and those our own students will invent in the years to come,” said Burleson ISD Superintendent Dr. Bret Jimerson.
In addition to rigorous core subjects, 6th through 12th grade students at GDDS learn to code for gaming, digital arts and animation, storytelling, emergent media, and much more.