The NGS Curriculum Provides Students With Freedom To Express Themselves

NGS serves as the nexus between Hollywood's crème de la crème and high schools across the United States. Our curriculum aims to captivate superintendents with the promise of transforming their districts into creative powerhouses.

Storytelling Enhances Student Engagement

Our proven track record of enhancing student engagement and providing hands-on industry experience positions us as a beacon of innovation in education. We ignite potential, fuel aspirations, and champion the transformative power of storytelling to shape a brighter future for students and communities alike.


Our Curriculum Teaches:

  • Acting
  • Screenwriting
  • Directing
  • Producing
  • Lighting
  • Set Design

Students will even learn what it means to be a production assistant. Once a week, a virtual mentor from Hollywood will deliver our tangible curriculum while discussing the assigned weekly topic.

At the end of the 24 weeks, students will write their own short film formatted screenplay, guided by our mentors. We will then provide crew, camera equipment, and NGS will produce each individual film to the quality of a Hollywood picture.

Curriculum Modules

Module 1:


From ideating, to outlining, structuring, to scripting a shooting draft

Module 2:

Departments and Positions

It takes a village, and a lot of specialists to bring the illusion of a movie to life.

Module 3:


Lights, camera, and lots of action!

Module 4:

Post Production

Where the movie is really made. Learn the language of editing, sound design, scoring, and coloring.

Module 5:

Go to market

Its time to show the world! NGS teaches students how to bring their film to life and get it in front of viewers so it can touch their hearts.


Compete In The NGS Film Festival

We create a regional film festival in your area to showcase your films to the community, and you will also have the opportunity to compete in our National film festival in Hampton, VA.

Access Federal Grants

NGS would be happy to share the written curriculum with you once your district has expressed interest. We have helped every school district obtain access to federal grants for the curriculum and production of film.


Our Process


Alignment with Standards

Ensure the curriculum aligns with state and national educational standards. This includes academic standards, common core standards, or other benchmarks that the school district follows. If the curriculum is not aligned with these standards, it may be difficult for the school district to implement it.

Proposal and Review

Develop a detailed proposal explaining your curriculum, its objectives, how it aligns with educational standards, and the benefits it will bring to the students and the school district. This proposal will be submitted to the district's curriculum review committee, which might consist of teachers, administrators, and even parents.

Pilot Programs

Before a district fully commits to implementing a new curriculum, they might want to test it out on a smaller scale. Creating a pilot program allows you to showcase the effectiveness of your curriculum, gather data, and adjust based on feedback.

Professional Development

Teachers will be the ones to implement your curriculum, so it's essential to offer professional development to ensure they understand it fully and can teach it effectively. The more comfortable teachers are with the material, the more likely it is to be successfully implemented.

Budget Considerations

Depending on the nature of the curriculum, there might be costs involved. These could include teacher training, materials, or equipment. You'll need to be clear about these costs and potentially provide solutions for funding. This could involve finding grants, donors, or other ways to offset costs for the school district.

Partnership and Collaboration

Building relationships with key stakeholders in the district is critical. This includes administrators, teachers, parents, and even students. Understand their needs, listen to their concerns, and engage them in the process.

Evaluation and Assessment

Finally, we have a plan for evaluating the curriculum's effectiveness and gathering feedback for continuous improvement. School districts want to see that your program is yielding measurable results and that there's a plan in place for ongoing evaluation and adjustment.