The School recognizes the importance of technology in the modern world; information technology education is therefore an integral part of the Middle School curriculum. The work done by Middle School students is intended not only to expand students' knowledge of computing, but also to enhance the learning process by enabling students to access, organize and analyze information, improve communications skills and express ideas.
The Grade 5-6 information technology program is designed to introduce students to different software and the use of the Internet. Increasing keyboard and word-processing skills is integrated into the Grade 5 and 6 curricula. A variety of semester-long electives are offered for students in Grades 7 or 8. These courses explore more advanced areas of information technology, such as design/publishing, and visual media. The emphasis of these courses is the use of the computer as a resource for study and for the presentation of information.
There is wireless access throughout the building to which students may connect their laptops and other personal devices. Students have access to printers in several areas throughout the building.
Keyboarding at school and at home
ASL uses Typing Club, which is a web-based program that can be used at school and at home. Students should log in using the Google option and allow it to connect to their ASL Google account.
Any practice that students do at home will build upon work done in school.