Thanks to the support of the Red Clay community in the February 2015 operating referendum, the district is set to begin its One-to-One technology initiative, where every student in grades 3 through 12 will have access to their own computer device. 3rd, 6th and 9th grade students will be provided a Chromebook, a small laptop specifically designed to access the Internet. Chromebooks represent 51 percent of the devices that are deployed in classrooms across the U.S.
The district is partnering with Google Apps for Education, which is used by thousands of schools worldwide to help students and staff collaborate. Chromebooks utilize Google Apps and other specialized apps to create and share digital documents and presentations. The Chromebooks allow students to quickly create and publish work, practice skills and research curriculum topics.
All incoming 3rd, 6th and 9th graders will receive a Chromebook at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. Middle and high schools will determine whether students will take their Chromebooks home. The devices will be turned back in at the end of the school year for maintenance and re-issued to the same students at the start of school.