1:1 Technology Program
The Hancock Place School District is dedicated to providing a quality education with many opportunities for academic growth and success. Research shows that students’ access to technology increases engagement and positively impacts student achievement.
In 2014, the Board of Education approved a 1:1 Initiative that was designed to provide students with real-world, relevant experiences to better prepare them to compete in a technology-rich work environment. There is a growing concern that American students are not pursuing careers in budding industries, chiefly high-level scientific and technological careers.
In order to bridge the digital divide, the District must ensure our students have access to the resources and tools they need to succeed. Our initiative introduces programs at the elementary schools, with supporting projects, classes, and lessons, that extend through middle school and high school. The initiative is rooted in Science Technology Engineering Art and Math or STEAM subjects.
The District wants to expose students to high-level science and technology early in their education to build their capacity and interest in technical fields so they are more prepared for college and career. With most of the best jobs in the future requiring high-level scientific and technical skills, the district wants to provide opportunities for students to learn all the skills they need to pursue these careers.