Laptop Program

  • Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School was the first school in the Archdiocese of Mobile to implement a 1 to 1 laptop initiative in 2013. That is, each student in the ninth and tenth grade received his/her own laptop which is used throughout the curriculum as an invaluable learning tool. This was the first step towards a learning environment in which students and teachers have 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week access to the tools and resources of the 21st Century classroom. In each of the next two subsequent years the ninth grade classes were added to the 1 to 1 initiative resulting in all of our high school students participating for the 2015-16 school year. Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School (MCPS) prepared for this exciting initiative for over two years.
     
    MCPS boasts a universal wireless environment and teachers who were equipped and teaching with laptops for more than a year before our students received theirs.  In addition, our teachers have been and continue to be involved in an intensive faculty professional development program that enables them to engage students in learning in a truly digital environment.  We are very aware that students in the 21st Century learn most comfortably and enthusiastically when they are able to access, analyze, and synthesize information using digital tools. Our laptop initiative is the needed step toward helping our students to achieve and be successful in a fully digital learning environment.
     
    To make this possible, MCPS has contracted with Apple, Inc. to set up a lease-to-purchase program.  By means of this program, each student now has a laptop around the clock.  Apple has offered MCPS terms that will make it possible for our families to acquire this wonderful learning tool and all the needed software applications, along with 3 years of hardware and software assurances, at a price that is unavailable elsewhere.   
     

Laptop Agreement Form