AHS expands students’ access to technology


By Anne Marie Amacher

Juniors Jason Shounik, front, and Alec Leibold work on a class assignment on their school-issued computers at Assumption High School in Davenport. All juniors and seniors received a laptop computer for their use during the 2012-13 school year. All students at Assumption will have their own computers next school year.

DAVENPORT – Planning that began 15 years ago for Assumption High School’s technology needs is helping the Catholic school to better prepare students for the future, school officials say.
In 1998, Assumption decided to move forward with technology upgrades. The school was rewired to accommodate more computers, the computer lab was remodeled and plans were put in place for computer replacement. In 2009, school officials discussed implementing a one-to-one computer/student ratio, said Assumption High School President Andy Craig. At that point, computer labs were booked solid and students demonstrated a thirst for technology.

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