Today’s students are growing up with intensive exposure to technology in a constantly evolving world. They have instant, easy access to information and communications through smartphones and computers. Middle school is a time of significant growth and change for young people. Our focus is helping students to learn and master useful technology skills, and exercise critical thinking and mature judgement as they access information online. At the same time, we seek to foster creativity and problem solving by incorporating programming, robotics, and engineering into the technology curriculum. The substantial programming and robot design skills achieved in middle school will provide a strong base for our high school robotics program.
Middle school technology classes include:
Grade 6: Game Design; Programming; Circuitry; Cad Design & 3D printing
Grade 7: Drone flight; CAD design & 3D Printing; Programming and Robotic Design
Grade 8: Robot Design & Programming; Competitive Robotics
Please visit the technology tab under the Middle School curriculum section of the website, or click here.
In the 2019-20 academic year, middle school students in grades 6, 7 and 8 will be provided a managed Chromebook for classwork and homework. Resident students have the option of bringing laptops and iPads to keep in contact with friends and family via email and Skype, but this use is limited to non-academic times, such as weekends or after study hall. Internet access is restricted at night.
The use of electronic information resources is a privilege and intended for educational purposes, such as Internet research for class assignments. In order for students to have access to these resources, they must first agree to adhere to the Technology Acceptable Use Pledge for 2019-20.