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Briarcrest is well-equipped for the information age, committed not only philosophically, but also technologically. Briarcrest currently has approximately 650 computers and 35 servers on campus. Over 100 classrooms are equipped with projectors which allow connectivity to both staff and student computers. Other technology, such as laptops and video cameras, are integrated into the curriculum on a daily basis to support instruction. A news broadcast is produced by elementary students on a weekly basis to showcase school news and activities as well as highlight classes and individual students that are making a difference at Briarcrest and the community.
Multiple departments have mini-labs in a number of classrooms (including Mac Labs in our Fine Art classrooms). All high school and middle school students, faculty, staff, and administrators have e-mail accounts. Interactive boards are present throughout all grade levels helping to transform computers into powerful interactive teaching tools. Students are taught Internet research skills starting at the elementary level that allow them to effectively research everything from current events to ancient civilizations.
Technology is being integrated at all levels, from our two-year old classes up through high school. While the number of computer labs and the accessibility to technology equipment is important, we encourage parents to examine how this technology is being used in the classroom to fully understand how it impacts the learning process.