Manheim Central H.S. implements laptop program

By on August 31, 2016
A group of students unwrap the mice they’ll use with their district-owned laptops. (Photo provided by MCHS)

A group of students unwrap the mice they’ll use with their district-owned laptops. (Photo provided by MCHS)

 

3,004 students in the Manheim Central School District returned to the classroom on Aug. 29.

New laptops were waiting for some of them.

This year, the high school kicked off its 1:1 Laptop Loan Program. Each of the 1,005 student in grades 9 through 12 will be provided with a district-owned laptop. The goal, according to the student handbook, is “to help integrate new instructional strategies in order to integrate 21st-century learning skills in the classroom.”

The machines can also be used for students to communicate with their instructors. The approximately value of each computer, and its accessories, is $750.

The students will receive the laptops this week, and will be able to carry them back and forth from school to home. The laptop belongs to the student to use during the school year. Prior to the beginning of summer, the school will collect the computers and reformat them. Students will receive a fresh laptop each year.

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