SPS has long been a Diocesan leader in providing a formal Computer class to all grades, K-8, and is a Catholic Schools for Tomorrow Technology Award winner.
Our formal Computer classes are taught by a Golden Apple Award-winning teacher. Every SPS student from Grades K-8 attends Computer class weekly in our Apple-based computer lab. The over-reaching goal of the SPS Computer Curriculum is to help students become highly competent, confident, and ethical computer users.
Highlights of the curriculum include:
- Progressive skill development in the areas of keyboarding, word processing, database management, spreadsheet creation, presentation, Internet use, digital drawing, and Web page design
- Introduction to programming concepts
- Use of a variety of software to complete both individual and collaborative projects
- Development of high skill and confidence levels using common applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite
- Instruction on technology-related ethical and safety issues
- Introduction to robotics and robotics programming for Grades 6-8
- Opportunity for advanced students to prepare an annual entry for the Carnegie Science Center Computer Fair (Grades 6-8)