Notre Dame High School has announced a unique 1+1 technology program for students.
According to school officials, the program combines student-provided laptops (Apple or PC) and school-provided iPads in the classroom. They say the combination of laptops and iPads will provide students with the appropriate exposure to relevant technology tools they need to be successful in high school, college and beyond.
The program will launch as an option for students for the 2013-2014 school year and will become required the following school year.
The use of iPads with the many educational apps available in the classroom provides students with a tool to reinforce course content.
School officials say that in adopting a cross-platform policy for student-provided laptops, parents will have a wide range of purchase options to meet their family budgetary needs. Parents can choose between the Apple or Windows operating systems with prices for PC laptops beginning at approximately $329 and above. All laptops will need to meet the school's minimum system requirements, including Microsoft Office for Students (approximately $120).
For more information, go to www.ndhsb.org.