To further enhance the learning environment for high school students, the Gardner Edgerton School District implemented a 1-to-1 technology program. The program is focused on ensuring students are college and career ready post-graduation. Known as the 1:1 Initiative, the move to individualized technology means students will have the advantage to learn at higher levels than ever before. This 1-to-1 website is dedicated to communicating important information regarding this program to families as well as the community.
The 1:1 Initiative was implemented into the high school in January 2016 with great success. The middle schools were introduced to the Chromebooks early January 2017. This initiative is an instructional implementation to support increased access to digital devices in the classroom. With the support of our outstanding educators, the 1:1 program will provide a learning advantage for middle school students and help USD 231 continue to prepare our youth for the rapidly changing world.
Parents of a middle school student are required to attend one Informational Meeting on the Chromebook Initiative. Incoming Freshmen will receive a Chromebook for the first time as well. Parents of these students will be required to attend an informational meeting prior to school starting in August unless they have already attended a meeting as part of the Freshmen orientation or because of a sibling.