Technology at Christian Academy of Knoxville is integrated into instruction where appropriate in order to enhance the student’s education. The school recognizes that technology will only continue to be more integrated into all areas of life and therefore seeks to provide the student with Biblical knowledge and training with regards to the use of technology in his or her life. The goal of the technology program at CAK is to prepare students to use technology in college and beyond as part of the Body of Christ and the greater Christian community.
At the Pre-K and elementary levels, students are introduced to basic computer parts and functions, system navigation and file management, word processing and presentation software, and basic computer graphic arts. Keyboarding is heavily emphasized at the elementary level with the goal of students being nearly proficient by the time they enter Middle School.
At the Middle School level, the curriculum builds on the word processing and presentation skills learned in the elementary grades, with the goal that the student is proficient in these areas by the time he or she enters High School. In addition, an intermediate level of spreadsheet use is taught as well as an opportunity to learn basic graphic design. Finally, the student will learn internet safety and web searching techniques.
At the High School level, more advanced courses in technology are offered, including Web Design, Digital Photography and Desktop Publishing. Students are expected to be proficient in the use of general office suite software (word processing, presentation and spreadsheets) and in keyboarding. Courses are available to become proficient in these areas if needed. In addition, students may apply for Teacher’s Aide credit to work on the Student Technology Support team.
Recognizing technology is a key part of a student’s education, the school works to maintain a modern technological campus in order to provide the best possible instruction.
The campus includes the following technologies:
- Fully wireless campus with internet access in all classrooms
- Two computer labs in the Middle School
- Two computer labs in the Elementary School
- Student computers in all Elementary classrooms and some Middle School classrooms
- Computer lab in the High School
- Mobile computer cart in the High School
- Ceiling-mounted LCD projectors with overhead sound in all Middle and High School classrooms
- Promethean interactive whiteboards in all Elementary and some Middle school classrooms