In 2012, River Mill Academy implemented one of the first 1:1 laptop programs in Alamance County. Our goal is to develop a 21st-century equipped student. All 6th through 12th grade students have the opportunity to experience a technology-rich environment and learn essential skills which will help them in their social and academic lives and with whatever career they pursue.
The 1:1 initiative benefits students in very practical ways as well:
Students will be able to access school material (assignments, forms, podcasts, etc.) on a 24/7 basis.
By having their own device, students can customize it how they see fit and even discover technological tools that we as a school have yet to find.
Instead of having a textbook that is outdated (for most subjects) shortly after leaving the printing press, students will always have access to a world of up-to-date information that they can use to attain their academic goals.
There are a tremendous number of computer programs and applications that help students with various disabilities.
More and more colleges are using online learning systems and technologies. By implementing this program, students will be even better prepared for this technological expectation on the next level.