iPad Program for Middle School
Saint Thomas Academy Middle School students are part of the 1:1 iPad program. College preparatory academics have been, and always will be, one pillar of a Saint Thomas Academy education. With its intuitive interface, ease of use, and ability to consolidate so many resources and functions for students including textbooks, notebooks, atlases, calendars, cameras, calculators and more, the iPad has proven to be the ideal tool for enhancing communication, collaboration, and creativity in our 21st century learning environment for middle school boys. While other devices possess similar functionality, our research and experience have demonstrated that the iPad has the greatest positive impact on teaching and learning in our classrooms.
In preparation for the iPad program, parents are expected to attend the parent orientation meetings. Students participate in cyber safety “boot camp” and any other trainings to follow. Parents and students will sign an agreement attesting to an understanding of the responsibilities of students and families as a part of participating in the pilot. Each iPad is the property of Saint Thomas Academy and is considered a material resource necessary for their academic learning. There is no charge to families for this program or the equipment.
Thank you for your involvement! One to One (1:1) programs are most successful with parent participation and commitment. We look forward to seeing you at one of the iPad orientation meetings to offer further details and to answer your questions.
Middle School Director