We are committed to providing students with a solid foundation in computer based technology and theory so that they can adapt to ever-changing software, equipment, and applications. Throughout the curriculum, there exists a common goal of helping students unlock the potential of technology to prepare them for a lifetime of learning. Dedicated computing classes and cross-curricular applications of technology support students as they develop from young recipients of knowledge to mature innovators capable of creating new products.
The integration of technology across the curriculum provides relevance and the reinforcement of skills for students as they use technology to perform authentic tasks.
Students begin with a Computer Applications Competency program that is embedded in all the major subject areas whereby students master the skills of word processing, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and publishing programs for brochures and projects.
All teachers have access to the library’s computer lab, the junior high computer lab, a wireless computer lab, individual loaner laptops, data collection devices such as Vernier technology, an Osprey web camera, and a stationary weather station, which provides data for any teacher across all curricula. The computer lab in the media center is equipped with state-of-the-art computers and NetOp software for collaboration. A second computer lab in the junior high provides state-of-the-art desktop computers. A portable lap top lab provides wireless computers that can be used in the classrooms or media center. All classrooms have LCD projectors with internet access. There is a Mac lab for yearbook production and for graphics classes. The use of document cameras and interactive white board is commonplace.