Christian Academy of Knoxville seeks to prepare students for a 21st Century future where technology is an integral part of their life. Our technology integrators and librarians work with teachers regularly to bring technology into the curriculum where it aids in learning, in addition to completing instruction on Digital Citizenship and research methodology with a Biblical Worldview.
Students participate in a 1-to-1 iPad program beginning in 3rd grade and continuing through High School. Students in grades 3-12 are issued an iPad at the beginning of the school year to use throughout the year. Beginning in Middle School and continuing through High School students are allowed to take their device home. High School students receive the Logitech Rugged Combo Case 2 with their iPad, which includes a detachable keyboard. Optional iPad insurance is also available through the school to protect against accidental damage. For the classes of 2020 and 2021, students may optionally bring a MacBook of their choosing in leiu of participating in the iPad Program.
Students in grades PreK-2 have iPad sets in their classroom that aide in classroom instruction, which complements our hands-on approach to learning in these grades.
Students in Elementary school learn the basics of technology including keyboarding skills and how to physically use all the components of the device. Middle School students participate in a broadcasting class in 8th grade, in addition to learning technology skills through classroom integration. In the High School, a variety of advanced courses are available including AP Computer Science, Web Design, Digital Photography and Desktop publishing. Students who need additional Office Suite instruction can sign up for Computer Applications.
In addition to these devices, students utilize the following resources as part of the 21st Century classroom:
- G Suite access (grades 3-12)
- Office365/Microsoft Office (grades 6-12)
- Fully wireless campus with online access in all buildings
- Multimedia projectors and audio in all classrooms
- Promethean interactive whiteboards in Elementary classrooms
- Student access to online gradebook viewing through FACTS SIS
- Offsite filtering for all school-issued iPads
- 27" iMac lab in the High School for advanced instruction
- MacBook Air cart in the High School