Mount de Sales Academy was the first private high school in Macon to have a school-wide network with internet access, website and email hosting, computers in every classroom, wireless mobile labs, and a 1:1 iPad initiative. Twice recognized by the National Catholic Educational Association for innovations in technology, Mount de Sales continues to enrich and infuse all areas of school operations and the learning process with current technologies and practices.
Students and faculty stay connected with their own unique digital identity. They have access to the Google Apps domain for email and cloud storage services.
1:1 iPad Program
We provide each student with an iPad loaded with educational applications for taking notes, building vocabulary, and mastering skills. We have found that students are more creative, engaged, and successful with this technology. In fact, standardized scores in reading and math for middle school students increased over a three-year period after we introduced iPads.
Computers & Network
Each student also benefits from state-of-the-art computer labs in the Academic Resource Center (ARC) at the Knott Library and in classrooms on campus. We recently upgraded our network cabling to provide the maximum flow of data in a fast and secure Ethernet and wireless environment. We protect student information using state-of-the-art firewalls and comprehensive internet security suites.
PowerSchool & Moodle
We utilize PowerSchool as our student information system. Students and parents can track grades, attendance, and progress toward graduation through this secure online system. We also utilize a learning management system called Moodle, which allows teachers to make content materials and homework available to students online. Students and faculty can also use Moodle’s MDS community online whiteboard, Wikipedia, and blog.