All junior high students are issued a Chromebook at the beginning of the school year. High school students are part of the Bring Your Own Device Program. They may use Chromebooks, laptops, iPads, and tablets. All devices must have a screen size of 7 inches or larger and must be Wi-Fi compatable. Cell phones, smart watches, and iPods are not permitted devices.
Faculty utilize interactive white boards, document presenters, iPads, and laptops. High school broadcast journalism students use video cameras and Adobe Premiere software to produce the VMA news. Yearbook students use the computers in the high school library to create and edit the school yearbook. Students use the high school computer lab for Web Programming and AP Computer Science classes.
The purpose of our technology program is to enhance teaching and learning opportuities by providing tools and resourses appropriate to 21st century learners. The highest level of learning is evidenced when a learner integrates his/her existing knowledge with new information, skills, or ideas to create a new idea or product. We believe that by integrating access to technology into classroom instruction, we allow students to explore, research, and create, resulting in this higher-level learning. Teachers and parents serve the important role of guides and facilitators for students in the process of discovery and mastery of skills and information.