Teamwork, communication and creation, personalization of learning, critical thinking and real-world engagement are the goals of using technology for student learning at Lee-Scott Academy. Teachers and students testify to the increased engagement that occurs when technology is used effectively in the classroom, and students become creators of content rather than merely consumers of information as they increase in their technology proficiency through their time at LSA.
LSA is in the process of transitioning from student-owned devices to school-owned devices. This transition will be complete by the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.
LSA has a 1:1 technology environment for students in grades 3-12, while preK through second grade students share iPads at a ratio of one device for every two students. Students in grades 9-12 use MacBooks as their primary instructional tool, while students in preK through seventh grades primarily use iPads. (The media center and campus computer labs provide all students with access to MacBooks.)
Students access age and subject-appropriate productivity and creativity tools throughout their school day. Examples include the Apple Suite, Google Suite for Education, Microsoft Office, eBooks, online labs, and many more. For more specific examples, view the Lee-Scott Academy Apple Distinguished School book.
LSA protects students as they use these technology tools through campus-wide internet filtering software, device management, and access to cloud storage. We continually strive to keep the infrastructure, devices, and software current and ready to evolve with ongoing changes in technology.