Tech Update 2016-17

Northpoint Christian School believes that responsible use of technology as an integral part of the education process is strongly tied to our mission in preparing students to “grow in knowledge and wisdom” and “reach their God-given potential”

Adequate access to and appropriate use of technology makes learning relevant and provides additional ways to address and capitalize on students’ individual learning styles. As part of our mission to prepare students for college, we believe that technology enhances critical thinking and creativity while providing avenues for communication that were not previously possible. By our use of technology in the educational process, we are committed to making our students proficient in the following areas: information literacy, creativity/innovation, collaboration, problem solving, and communication.

With the ever-changing landscape of technology in today’s world, we are also committed to developing students who are good digital citizens. We want to provide a view of digital citizenship that is steeped in Biblical knowledge and truth. Digital citizenship is not only taught as part of the computer class curriculum but also infused throughout the curriculum and modeled by faculty and staff.

While at school, students and teachers use the AR lab, high school computer lab, laptop carts, iPad carts, and Chromebook carts. Enrichment center and 1st grade classrooms are equipped with 3-4 iPads per class. Students in high school are allowed and encouraged to bring their own device to use at school for educational purposes. Students use available school technology and their personal devices daily to complete classroom assignments, homework, and research projects.

Starting in 2016, students in grades 1st through 8th grade will have access to a grade-level Chromebook cart. Students and teachers are using Google Apps for Education to facilitate the technology integration process in and out of the classroom. Any file or project in a student’s Google Apps account is automatically saved and accessible from any device at any time.

To access Google Apps for Education at Northpoint Christian School from any device or computer, students can login to using the student’s Google account and password. Passwords can be reset in the IT Office before and after school.

During the 2016-2017 school year, the high school computer lab will be open from 7:15 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. to better meet the needs of students.