At Sea, we pride ourselves on preparing our students for college by giving them a competitive advantage while in high school. The same holds true for elementary school students getting ready to enter high school. The transition to high school from 8th grade can sometimes seem overwhelming so we’ve created a program to not only ease that transition socially but technologically as well.
As more and more schools begin to implement learning via the iPad, the first few months of high school can be daunting as students will need to adjust to this new style of learning. For that reason, we’ve partnered with elementary schools on Staten Island for our High School Preparatory Program for Success.
The program provides 7th and 8th graders, as well as their teachers, with iPads and access to Canvas. Over the course of the school year, St. Joseph by-the-Sea staff visits each school on a weekly basis and teaches the students several courses exclusively using the iPad and Canvas. This allows students to become familiar and comfortable with this digital style of learning. Whether they choose to then attend Sea or not, they will already have a year’s worth of experience using the iPad and Canvas which will prepare them for future success wherever they decide to go.
Prep Program Highlights
- Sea provides students & teachers with iPads and creates a unique learning environment specific to each elementary school
Access To Canvas
- Each school receives access to Canvas, an online Learning Management System used by colleges throughout the country
- In addition to using the iPads and Canvas for coursework, Sea also works with the students on a robotics program. At the end of the year, all elementary schools compete at Sea to highlight their work.
Prep Program Field Day
- At the end of each year Sea hosts a Prep Program Field Day event where all participating elementary schools are brought to our campus to engage in teambuilding, fun and competition.