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Equipment and Instruction
The computer lab is equipped with 25 Windows 10 desktop Dell computer units, a new interactive short throw Epson projector, a laser printer, and three color printers. The technology coordinator provides weekly computer instruction for students in grades pre-Kindergarten–8th Grade. Instruction is guided by the computer course of study that addresses skills in basic computer literacy, word processing, database, spreadsheet, graphics, and telecommunications. The computer lab is also available for use by individual classes under the direction of the respective homeroom teachers.
Every classroom provides computers for students to access online programs on a daily basis to reinforce reading and math practice skills. The homeroom classes were fitted with new projectors in the summer of 2017. K–5 have interactive projectors and grades 6–8 have wireless projectors. Grades 6–8 also implement the use of tablets on a 1:1 ratio in the classroom through Microsoft with a student option to buyout the tablet. Students use tablets in all classes to take notes, view online books, and complete assignments and homework.
The school has wireless internet access throughout the building. St. Mary School is partnered with META Solutions, an educational computer network. The Diocesan Acceptable Use Internet Safety Policy was implemented effective the 2001/02 academic year. Student devices are monitored daily with the online Dyknow program through the staff and through restricted access on the server.