Dear St. Rita Parents and Guardians,
It is with great enthusiasm that St. Rita High School announces the extension of our SR 1:1 iPad Program. All students will be required to have an iPad to use in their classes beginning August 2015.
The implementation of the iPads as a primary teaching and learning tool for our freshmen has gone very well this semester, and we believe there are even greater possibilities with our upperclassmen.
integration of this tool into our curriculum offers exciting opportunities in teaching and learning, student initiative and leadership, presentations, streamlined communication, organization and innovative assignments and assessments.
All teachers will be required to replace the current traditional textbooks with electronic texts and/or primary and secondary materials available on the internet, and students in the classes of 2016-2019 will be required to purchase an iPad. Our recommendations are outlined below.
While we know this is an investment of your family resources, we believe this will help prepare our students for college and the working world, and there will be a savings on textbook purchases.
As always, families who have demonstrated financial need in meeting their tuition and school-related expenses will be able to apply for tuition-related assistance.
If you have general questions about the iPad initiative, please direct them to Brendan Conroy, Principal, at [email protected] or phone extension 6615. For technical questions, please contact
Paul Harrington, Director of Technology, at [email protected] or phone extension 6675.
Brendan Conroy, Principal
Paul Harrington, Director of Technology