Class of 2020 Leads The Way With Chromebooks
Posted 06/14/2016 09:10AM
By Robert McCollum, Upper School Principal
Greetings from the Upper School! As this school year winds down, we have already started to plan for your sons and daughters to transition to high school in August.
Those of you who are coming from our own 8th
grade class know that we have a one-to-one Google Chromebook program at the Middle School. (For our new families, a one-to-one program means that all students are provided with a school-owned computer assigned for their use at school and at home.) The class of 2020 has been leading the way for this initiative since it began three years ago. We're excited to announce that we're adopting this one-to-one program for the in-coming ninth grade class. This greatly enhances the resources that teachers and students can access for instruction and learning. Our Middle School students have responded with greater curiosity and engagement in their learning and we expect the same for our Upper School students. Our plan is to add one grade to this one-to-one program each year, with the class of 2020 continuing to lead the way.
At the start of the school year, we'll be sharing with you specifics on policies and procedures for these new Chromebooks including topics like caring for the computers, content filtering protocols both at AACS and at home, secure storage expectations (e.g. secured lock on locker), responsibility for care, and many more. We're excited about the opportunity to include this learning tool as a part of your student's Upper School educational experience!