Our Pilot Program
Q. Why have a Pilot Program?
A. A pilot program will allow for a smaller group of students to check the feasibility of using Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education in our classrooms.
Q. Which grades will receive the Chromebooks?
A. For our pilot program the Class of 2017 and Class of 2014 will receive Chromebooks in the second semester of the 2011-12 school year.
Q. Why only 7th and 10th Grades?
A. We believe that our 7th and 10th grades provide the optimal time in both our Middle School and Upper School programs to introduce Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education especially with 7th grade culminating in our annual Culture Fair and our 10th grade year being an important year in composition writing.
Q. How will you evaluate the Pilot Program?
A. As we reach the end of the 2011-12 school year, we will use surveys and meetings with various constituent groups to gather feedback.
Q. What happens if the Pilot Program is a success?
A. If Ravenscroft determines that the pilot program is a success and, pending the approval of a successful funding model, the school will look to provide students in grades 7 through 12 with units in the near future.