Use of Technology at Acalanes
To help build 21st century skills, teachers at Acalanes High School have incorporated technology into their daily routine. Whether to manage aspects of their class or to engage and inspire students, technology has been embraced as an educational tool. Acalanes is a wireless campus providing staff and students instant access to the Internet campus-wide. Acalanes students have access to many forms of technology, including PCs, Mac computers and iPads, as well as 1:1 chromebooks. Our campus offers classroom computer labs for students studying Digital Design, Photography, and Computer Programming. In addition, the Acalanes High School library offers the ability for students to use computers in a classroom-like setting, as well as 24/7 access to the library's online databases.
Acalanes High School is a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) campus. Students can choose to bring their personal computer (laptop, Chromebook, iPad, etc) to school for educational use. Students also have the option to check out a Chromebook from the school. Regardless of the device, all students are expected to follow school and district policies and expectations around digital citizenship and adhere to the Acceptable Use Policy. Students wanting to check out a school Chromebook can request one during the Fall Registration process or after the school year starts.
With the increasing use of technology in education, Acalanes is focused on making sure our students are safe while navigating the digital environment. It is important for our students to understand the responsibilities that come along with today's technology and their participation in making good ethical decisions while online. See our digital citizenship resources.STUDENT RESOURCES