Technology

Sacred Heart Academy remains on the cutting edge of classroom technology as part of every student’s academic curriculum. The SHA Technology Wing provides state of the art computer labs with training in modern desktop publishing, graphic design, and 3D animation software. Our television studio offers students the chance to learn video editing and multimedia design. SmartBoard technology in every classroom improves student engagement and increases creativity.

SHA iPad 1:1 Program

To meet the needs of 21st century learners, Sacred Heart Academy initiated a 1:1 technology program in the fall of 2013 equipping each student with an iPad to add another dimension to an incredible education. The iPad is a tool that aids curriculum and instruction, preparing students to become expert users of ever-changing technology. Tablets enhance students’ opportunities to create, research, compose, and connect. Now that’s cutting edge!

Students lease their iPads through the school for a $250 annual fee. The fee covers most Apps used in the classroom, maintenance, and insurance of the iPad. There is a full-time technology specialist dedicated to helping students learn to use and manage their iPad.

Technology Tools at SHA

  • More than 900 iPads in use
  • Google Apps for Education accounts for all students
  • 57 Apple TVs for AirPlay-based iPad mirroring
  • Campus-wide, enterprise-level wireless network
  • Updated wired network switches and firewall
  • 200Mbps Internet connection
  • 6 new Mac video editing stations with professional-level software
  • 3D design computer lab with 3D printing
  • Over 400 PC workstations running Office 2013
  • 85 projectors (one in every classroom and lab)
  • 56 SmartBoards
  • 17 classrooms with integrated audio systems
  • Closed circuit television broadcasting studio with web streaming capabilities
  • Television studio for broadcasting WSHA news
  • 4 fully equipped science labs
  • 2 mobile labs with 24 notebooks in each
  • 2 computer labs with 50 or more computers for classroom use
  • 3 teaching computer labs with more than 60 computers
  • 28 computers in the library for student use
  • 4 computers in the counseling department for student use
  • Professional Development Network charged with providing continuing professional education in technology
  • Electronic alert system for emergency notifications
  • Naviance online program used to maintain student resumes, college applications, and teacher recommendations
  • AdminPlus web portals student and parent access

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