Why 1:1?

The Jackson Public Schools believes that students must have 21st century skills to compete in a global, 21st century world. Our students' competition is not down the road, it is across the world. Our technology initiative is not designed to teach students how to use technology.  Our technology initiative is designed to teach our students to be critical thinkers and:
  • Improve the level of teaching and learning in our schools.
  • Increase student access to educational and instructional resources.
  • Promote engagement, communication, and collaboration.
  • Promote the use of of classroom data to adjust teaching.
  • Teach students how to use technology for personal learning.

Summer Laptop Return and Summer Check-Out Procedures

Beginning the summer of June 2015 and continuing in the summer of 2016 and 2017, academy students may be able to check their laptops out for the summer.  Students MUST meet all of the criteria below in order to check out their laptops for the summer.
  1. Student has paid the annual laptop maintenance renewal fee. Schools will verify each student's renewal charge yearly. 
    • New laptop or first year of issue: $40 (9th)
    • Second year issue: $30 (10th)
    • Third year issue: $20 (11th)
    • Fourth year issue: $10 (12th)
  1. Student has either no fines assessed, or has paid any/all fines assessed. 
  2. The laptop is in good working order. 
  3. Student has a signed, completed, summer check out form.