We have made technology a top priority in our funding in recent years, allowing us to remain consistent with our building technology plan. We have mounted, interactive SMART boards and projectors in every classroom, enabling teachers to bring the world into the classroom, to call upon other instructors to model a lesson, or to enhance instruction by providing more opportunities for students to interact with content.
Our computer lab was recently updated with laptops to be utilized by classes throughout the week, and the upper grades have two carts of mobile laptops for use in all subject areas. In addition, classrooms have Nexus tablets or Chromebooks and students are taught technology standards and competencies to access a variety of resources for research and learning.
Technology is a vital part of the curricular instruction as well as a communication tool for students, teachers, and parents. We utilize AscendSMS as our system for administering student information. Teachers use this as a tool for updating assignments and tracking student grades, while parents appreciate daily updates and the ability to see all their students' grades at a glance.
We have built our technology to a ratio of 1 computer for every 2 students in the school, and look forward to continuing to expand the use of technology for our students and staff.