Coastal Leadership Academy prepares for new school year with technology

Coastal Leadership Academy prepares for new school year with technology (Image 1)

Coastal Leadership Academy is a new school in Myrtle Beach that accepts students from Horry and Georgetown Counties.

Although the high school only has a little over a hundred students enrolled, staff members have big plans for the school year.

Among other teaching techniques, teachers will incorporate technology into the classroom.

Students are encouraged to bring laptops to school every day, but the school also has computers available for students who cannot afford one or who may leave their laptop at home.

Lisa Aglietti, CLA Guidance Counselor, said that the idea is to expand on the traditional pen and paper type of learning by having students read textbooks online, submit work online, and use other applications.

“We're teaching them to use it as a business tool, and to use that phone or that computer or that iPad, not only for fun and for games but that they understand that it is a tool to help them learn better,” Aglietti said.

But students will not have completely free reign on when they use computers and what they can do.

Internet usage will have filters, that limit what sites the students can use during classes.

Also, classrooms will have red, yellow and green lights to tell students when no usage, limited usage, or free usage of computers and other devices is allowed.

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