After the sixth-grade's successful pilot program two years ago, the academic year 2015-16 will be the first to feature a 1:1 program for all three Middle School grade levels. In the fall, all Middle School students will be supplied with a school owned iPad to use as an educational tool throughout the school year.
The school has put a great deal of thought into this program. It is clear that taking full advantage of the technology available to us will enhance the student's learning environment. This quote from the Head-Royce Digital Learning Mission says it best: “At Head-Royce digital learning is a critical K-12 tool designed to promote our core values for 21st century learning: our use of technology supports critical thinking, problem solving, interpersonal and media literacy skills, creativity, global competencies and a sense of purpose.
The school will absorb costs for the purchase of the device and school required apps. The devices will be owned and supported by the school, and our technology department will manage the school-required applications. Accidental or intentional device damage will be evaluated on a case by case basis, with the school reserving the right to charge a subsidized repair fee for first-time occurrence and the true cost of repair for subsequent damage. iPads that are lost or stolen will be replaced by the School with any charges to the family evaluated on a case by case basis.