Students need to be computer competent and develop information-age skills. These skills include the knowledge and ability to access, organize, analyze, and communicate information and data. Computers and related technologies are utilized to motivate and empower students, encourage active learning, address different learning styles, and to enrich traditional teaching styles.
The computer curriculum focuses on two (2) goals: the development of basic skills related to the use of technology and integration of technology across the curriculum. The classroom teachers and computer teacher work together to ensure that computers in the classroom are integrated into classroom instruction. Applications taught in the computer lab are guided by the whole educational program. The students have a responsibility to use the computer and related technology properly. For this reason a technology acceptable use policy is enforced. The AUP document and authorization forms for Google Apps and the iPads are listed in Section VIII of the Handbook.