Technology is a resource available throughout the school campus. Every classroom, instructional space, office and library utilizes information technology to support the mission of the school.
High speed Internet access is available in each school building. Managed wireless access is installed in the elementary and high school buildings. St. Mary's complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by filtering access to websites and Internet content.
One-to-one netbook project
In 2015, St. Mary's embarked on a 1:1 initiative to provide students with netbooks to enhance and supplement the learning process. Students in grades 6 through 12 are provided, at no cost, with a netbook. Each student is required to sign and follow the school computer acceptable use policy. The 1:1 initiative has allowed St. Mary's to expand the offering of Virtual High School classes.
Teachers and faculty have integrated online learning into the curriculum. Faculty and students utilize Google Apps for Eduction (GAE) to collaborate on documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
Desktop and portable applications in use include CAD software used in Engineering, Virtual Chemistry in Science and photo and image manipulation in Art.
Homework, Grades and Report Cards
Through the school portal both students and parents can review the students class schedule, current and past assignments, homework, quiz and test grades, and daily attendance. Teachers engage with parents and students with access to data in near real-time.
St. Mary's contact application allows the school to communicate important events and announcements with parents via e-mail, text messaging and voice mail.
Classrooms are equipped with white boards, projectors, smartboards and/or an interactive display. Teachers use the technology to enhance the learning experience of the student.