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1:1 Chromebook Program

 NEW 1:1 Chromebook Program for HS Students @ Spectrum!

Spectrum is excited to implement a 1:1 Chromebook program for our high school students (grades 9-12) as part of our ongoing technology integration. We recognize that a student’s learning and need for access to reliable technology does not stop when the school day ends. 9-12th grade students now have the opportunity to use a Spectrum-owned Chromebook for their own educational use both on and off campus. We believe that students who have a Chromebook available all the time are able to gain skills in utilizing technology as a real life tool, have a convenient way to stay current on their schoolwork, and access valuable learning material. Spectrum is encouraging high school families to take care of a number of details right now to ensure students are ready to use their assigned Chromebook as quickly as possible once the the school year is underway. 

Please read the attached
1:1 Chromebook User and Procedure GuideSign the signature page and return it to the main office.


Students need to complete the Schoology 1:1 Course which explains key points about expectations and proper use of the device. Students can access the course by logging into their school email account, opening a new browser tab and typing "shs.schoology.com".  The 1:1 course can be found under the Courses menu option.  If there are any problems, please email helpdesk@spectrumhighschool.org.  Note to new families: The Infinite Campus parent portal has student's Gmail (Sting mail) login credentials on the Student Acct menu option.

Purchase the optional Chromebook insurance in Infinite Campus. This is highly encouraged and extremely affordable ($30/year). It minimizes the cost of repair or replacement significantly to a family if the Chromebook breaks or is lost. Online payment instructions can be found HERE.

 

Information About Personal Devices:

Spectrum prefers that all high schools students (grades 9-12) participate in the one-to-one Chromebook program to optimize access to documents and programs utilized in their classes. We also believe it will be more efficient in the long run having only one device with which to become familiar.

For the 2018-2019 school year, students will continue to have the option of using their personal computer (as long as it has been cleared by the Technology Department and stays within the guidelines of personal computer use within the handbook). The school is committed to continuous improvement and will be assessing the program in December 2018 to determine if allowing personal computing devices continues to be a viable option.

 

 

1:1 Chromebook Program Guidelines for PSEO Students

PSEO students will have reasonable access to computers and other technology resources at Spectrum High School during regular school hours, which includes access to a computer in all Spectrum classes in which they are enrolled*. Computers will also be available in the College and Career Center. In order for Spectrum to reasonably track, monitor, and maintain school-owned devices, a student must be registered for and attend at least three (high school or C@SH) courses per semester on Spectrum’s campus to participate in the 1:1 Chromebook Program.

 *Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09, Subdivision 11a


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