Technology integration makes Upper School students college and career ready.
Examples of technology used in Upper School classes
Fredericksburg Academy created the first one-to-one laptop program in the Fredericksburg area. Ninth- through twelfth-grade students use their own laptops in all disciplines.
English and history teachers evaluate students’ writing using online programs, which enables students to revise easily. Students communicate and collaborate using blogs, wikis, and Google Docs and conduct research using full-text online databases to access primary and secondary sources as well as maps, data, and diagrams. They also publish their work online.
In science and math, calculator, laptop, and online programs are used for data gathering and analysis, facilitating interdisciplinary work. With the ability to manipulate data so readily, students produce organized and polished multimedia presentations.
Foreign language students read online native newspapers, and recording software allows oral and aural practice in the target language. Culture lessons are enhanced by visiting Spanish and French language websites.