The Jackson Christian School 21st Century Digital Learning Environment is a 1:1 program designed to equip our students with cutting-edge technology, training, and engaging tools to help them prepare and train for exemplary lives of Christian leadership and service.
The current implementation plan includes improving and expanding our campus technology base. We have added new labs, provided more time for students to pursue STEM activities during the school day, and purposefully planned for technology use in every subject area. We are equipping and training our students with different devices, encouraging coding and technical skills, and exploring options for electronic textbooks. We also have a fully staffed and trained Help Desk available to all teachers and students.
ELEMENTARY – Kindergarten – 5th grade classrooms will be issued Chromebooks for use during the academic day. These Chromebooks will not be taken home.
MIDDLE SCHOOL – The first week of school, every middle school student will be issued a Chromebook. Parents and students are required to sign an agreement form before a device can be distributed.
GRADE 9 / GRADE 10 – 9th and 10th grade students will be required to use a school issued Chromebook. Upon entering 11th grade, they will be allowed/required to use their own device. The first week of school, every returning 9th and 10th grade student will be issued the same Chromebook that he/she had last year. New students will also be issued a Chromebook. Parents and students are required to sign an agreement form before a device can be distributed.
GRADE 11 / GRADE 12 – All 11th and 12th grade students are required to bring their own device (Chromebook, tablet, or laptop). Because we will being using Google Classroom as our learning management system, every student must be equipped to navigate its use every day. Although you are not presently required to purchase a new device (a used device may be brought), many of you might be doing so in the near future as part of college planning. Click here for Minimum Computing Suggestions to consider.
Please visit our Digital Learning Handbook to learn more about our current Digital Learning plan.