2:1 Apple Device Program
As the oldest school in Tampa Bay, the Academy seeks to lead the way in progressive education, as was the goal of its founding sisters in 1881. For all students to acquire 21st century skills, the education system must create learning environments—both for students and for educators—that mirror those of high-performance, knowledge-driven organizations. In order for our students to excel at the college level in beyond, we must provide them with the technology tools and support they need to succeed.
The Academy is committed to educating students who are effective communicators and collaborators; globally aware, independent, confident and responsible learners and citizens; critical and creative thinkers, innovators and problem solvers. For this reason, the Academy believes a laptop paired with an iPad will ensure that each student has the necessary digital tools to aid education and growth in a world where computer literacy is no longer optional.
To further the Academy's deep commitment to 21st century learning, the school has two instructional technology specialists whose sole job is to help teachers integrate technology into the classroom. Professional development often focuses on effective use of technology in the classroom, including professional learning communities that meet biweekly for the purpose of assessing and adjusting to what and how students are learning.
2:1 Program FAQ
- What is a 2:1 program?
- Where does my child get a MacBook and iPad to participate in the 2:1 program?
- How much does the package cost?
- iPad Case List
- My child already has a MacBook. Can she just use that next year?
- What if my child leaves the Academy before the MacBook is paid off?
- What if my MacBook or iPad breaks?
- How will the devices be used in school?
- How will the Academy monitor students' internet access?
- Will the school use digital textbooks?