One to One Computer Program
The one-to-one computer program has been in place since the school opened in September 2004 and this has placed ATSS at the leading edge of notebook computer programs in B.C. and North America. School goals related to achievement, and the motto, “Our Future – Our Responsibility,” and the slogan, “Traditional Values + Progressive Education = ATSS,” are supported by the one-to-one notebook computer program.
Every student at ATSS uses a notebook computer as an education tool. Many assignments are provided in digital format and students regularly use computer applications to complete school work. Communication, including a district email account, collaboration, access to multimedia tools, and research capabilities are important uses of the computers at school. ATSS provides a wireless network with monitored internet access. All classrooms are equipped with digital projectors and teachers use Tablet PC computers to further support and provide enriched learning experiences for students.
Computers are regularly inspected by teachers for appropriate use and content. Educational and technical support is provided as part of the program.
It is the responsibility of parents to ensure Grade 9 -12 students use a chromebook computer that is purchased and owned by the family. There are forms that must be signed by a parent or guardian to allow permission for the use of Google Educational services and other web based apps, along with a computer use contract.