At St. Mary Cathedral, the use of technology is no longer only in the computer lab or computer class. St. Mary integrates many forms of technology to assist teachers in the classroom and parents and students at home. All the classrooms are equipped with SmartBoards, as well as teacher and student computers.
The school uses a web-based program to post grades, assignments, lesson plans, school bulletins, calendars, attendance, and lunch accounts. This program is used by parents, students, administration, and teachers to facilitate communication and streamline planning. Math and reading teachers use Accelerated Math and Accelerated Reading to enhance their curricula. Both programs are accessible from home and school. Many teachers provide lessons, links, and study guides from their own web pages, with some allowing homework to be turned in electronically. Students in grades Pre- Kindergarten through 8th Grade are scheduled for computer classes in the lab where they learn how to manage both PCs and Tablets, using a variety of programs and projects to enhance their knowledge and confidence as it relates to technology.
We have a 1:1 ratio for technology grades 3rd-8th using tablets, chromebooks, and labtops. Grades PreK through 2nd have access to the computer lab as well as classroom computers and tablets. Students may not use cellular devices during the school day. All phones must be kept at home or off in their backpacks.