Few schools have as noteworthy a reputation as Worcester Academy when it comes to putting technology into the hands of students.
From our one-to-one laptop program, to our integration of cutting edge technology into the curriculum, to our use of social media, Worcester Academy is preparing students for the real world and for success in the 21st century like no other independent school.
For Worcester Academy students, digital citizenship and responsibility are themes they hear from day one regarding technology and its value in teaching, learning, and communicating. In addition to gaining proficiency in the use of various applications and programs, students come to appreciate the role technology plays both in and out of the classroom and across every discipline.
Along with our laptop program (students keep their laptops throughout the day and take them home at night), technology highlights include: Smartboards and LCD projectors in most classrooms; robust wireless and wired networking throughout campus; dormitory common rooms with computers and printers; and school email addresses and network accounts to back up files.
Additionally, the school website provides parents and students with access to PowerSchool where, once logged in, they can follow their child's progress throughtout the year. Families also have access to the NAVIANCE college counseling dashboard, to our CampusConnect announcements and calendars page, to daily homework assignments, and to the library’s online resources.
Supporting Worcester Academy in all aspects of technology innovation is the Information Services Department, the offices for which are located in the basement of Walker Hall.