"Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important."

Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft

 

SJPII aspires to be both a regional and national model for leadership not in teaching technology, but for integrating information technology into its curriculum to improve student achievement.  Therefore, the School approaches technological literacy as a means to an end rather than an end in and of itself.

Our students, parents, and staff benefit from a long-held philosophy that the latest technology is useful only when it can meet the needs of those it is designed to serve. 

Parents see our technology in use when they use Renweb/ParentsWeb to keep up to date up to date with their child's progress, when they use email to stay in touch with their child's teachers, and even when they see their child retrieving or posting assignments.

All students are provided with a School-domain Google Apps account that provides the Google suite of productivity tools along with internal email capability.

Students see and use our technology when they create presentations, conduct research, draft essays, or use our 802.11[b/g/n] wireless network along with a wireless device to take notes, design experiments, make presentations, or submit homework. 

Students, parents, and alumni also have the ability to subscribe to Podcasts and RSS feeds and stay up to date with ever-evolving sports schedules.  But perhaps most importantly, students use technology to empower them to be better learners who are able to work in increasingly technology-dependent environments not only at the collegiate level, but in the workplace as well.

All students are issued a School-owned iPad Mini that is capable of holding the text materials required for most (if not all) of their courses.  This is provided as a part of the cost of attendance though parents and students are responsible for all loss or damage.