Saint Joseph Public Schools merges a strong IT infrastructure with proven educational methods. Led by industry-certified IT professionals, certified media center specialists, and building-specific teacher support teams (T3s), Saint Joseph Public Schools educational technology prepares students for today's real world practices.
Bryan Parsons, Director
Preparing students for the 21st century, SJPS exposes students to a wide range of technologies. From our CAD, Robotics, Graphic Arts, Online Programs, Audio/Video programs, and daily integration to education, we focus on utilizing technology as a daily tool, not just for technology focused students, but for integration into our daily instruction.
We will update this page often to showcase how our focus is on educational technology integration, beyond simple technology use.
Acceptable Use Policy
Bring Your Own Device
Our high school has transitioned to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environment beginning with the 2015-2016 school year. In a BYOD environment, students are encouraged to bring personal computers to school to enhance their learning and productivity.
Please see our BYOD page at the High School for more information.
Upton 1:1 Web-Based Tools
St. Joseph Public Schools is committed to educating and preparing students in a 21st Century learning environment. As a result of several years of planning and study, the district has engaged in a program called Partnership for Unlimited Learning with the SJPS Foundation to implement 1:1 computing for middle school students. By providing students with a laptop computer to use at school and home, learning and instruction can extend beyond the school day and classroom walls. The goal of 1:1 computing is to develop digitally literate students with anytime, anywhere access to learning resources.
New laptops will be issued to 6th grade students, and following a series of orientation sessions, a parent meeting, and a signed parental agreement, students will be able to take their laptops home. Students will be issued the same laptop in grades 6, 7, and 8, with laptops being collected at the end of 6th and 7th grade. At the end of 8th grade, students will have the opportunity to purchase their laptop and take it on to high school.