Philosophy of the Technology Department
Technology skills are integrated into the classroom experience. Computers and devices are tools with which to expand the facilitation of knowledge. Therefore, formal courses in the use of software packages, e-mail, or Internet research are not offered. Students will be required to use these skills in all classes. Freshman are oriented on basic competencies such as e-mail, word processor use, Internet access, and working in the HGP network environment, and other useful skills during their Information Literacy class.
Each student has his own user account and storage space on the server to enhance his learning opportunities. The Computer Technology Center in F301 is always available for student use during their free time. The other labs are generally available when teachers have not signed them out to bring their classes there. A student may use a center whenever space permits.
Computer Technology Centers
Holy Ghost Preparatory School has three Computer Technology Centers networked with Microsoft Server 2008 R2 and equipped with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office. Each of the three centers contains twenty-four state-of-the-art Intel Pentium desktops equipped with CD or DVD burners. Two of the centers are located in third floor Founders’ Hall, while one is on second floor of Cornwells. Hard-wired and wireless network connections are available in both academic buildings. In conjunction with the library, art studio, science labs, and all classrooms, Holy Ghost Prep provides one computer for every three students. Our server downtime nears 0% on average.
Bring Your Own Device
Following the lead of many collegiate institutions, students are encouraged to bring their own devices (phone, tablets, notebooks, laptops) to school for use in class on our wireless network.
SmartBoards and StarPanels
Educational projection technology permeates the HGP learning environment. All HGP classrooms are equipped with either a SmartBoard or StarPanel for both faculty and student presentations. Many teachers save their whiteboard notes as images and post them to their websites for student referral.
Mr. Michael Jacobs
Director of Information Technology
(B.S.E. Computer Engineering,Drexel University)
Mr. Michael M. Meistering
Website Manager and Teacher of
A.P. Computer Science A
Computer Science Advanced Topics Honors
(B.A. German, Haverford College)