Dear Parents and Guardians:
Technology has become an important tool in the education process at Holy Ghost Preparatory School. From the use of Google documents to Learning Management Systems, access to information is changing the way teachers interact with students and the way students interact with information. Time, place and circumstance were fixed variables in the learning equation for years, but now everything has changed. Access to personal devices, the development of different applications and the information available to students and teachers opens up innumerable opportunities for teaching, learning and interacting. While critical thinking skills are still paramount objectives in education, how we meet those objectives is different and enhanced by the use of a personal device.
Education, like technology, is evolving. With access to so many resources and learning management systems, teachers are seamlessly incorporating technology into the classroom with countless benefits. In 2012, Holy Ghost allowed the use of personal devices in the classroom as we moved toward a BYOD policy. This was part of a wider investigation to test the feasibility of our own infrastructure and the effect on the teaching and learning process. We are confident the use of personal devices will help the learning process move forward. Starting with the Class of 2018, students will be required to bring a personal device to enhance the formation of young men at HGP. Smartphones and mobile devices will not meet our minimum requirements. We understand the commitment and cost associated with a device. To that end, HGP will eliminate the purchase of books for the students and families so that money can be put towards a device. Please note we are not eliminating books. Personal computers and devices are only part of the equation.
For more information, please see our Technology page under the Campus Life tab on Holy Ghost’s website.
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