Squaw Valley Academy sees technology as a proactive, creative tool for educational use. We are also aware of its potential pitfalls and distractions. As such, we strive to direct students toward techniques of responsible, effective use of all electronic devices.
All students at SVA are provided with iPads for academic use. Additionally, laptops for schoolwork and personal use are highly recommended. Usage of iPads and laptops is monitored during class hours and study hall in order to ensure appropriate use. Some internet content filters may also be put in place when applicable.
Cell phones are allowed on campus, and use is generally limited to the hours after classes end. Use may also be restricted during study hall, athletic activities, and overnight. Students are expected to use cell phones only at appropriate times, and in locations which are not intrusive to other members of the community.
“Technology is just a tool. in terms of getting kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.”
– Bill Gates