MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) - Berkeley County students and teachers will be getting Chromebook devices to use during the 2016-17 school year.
The Berkeley County School District will begin a new 1:1 initiative in the fall of 2016, and roll out the Chromebooks to schools in four phases. Phase one will include all third through eighth grade students in 23 of 43 schools in the district. Phase two will include the remaining third through eighth grade students and teachers. Phases three and four will provide Chromebook devices for high school students.
"Engaging students in personalized digital learning will support our goal of increasing student achievement," BCSD Superintendent Brenda Blackburn said in a statement. "We are preparing our students to compete in our local economy and in the global market by providing all students with opportunities to develop world class career and technical skills."
The 23 schools selected for Phase one include: Cane Bay Elementary, Cane Bay Middle, Cainhoy Elementary/Middle, Cross Elementary, Cross High School, College Park Elementary, College Park Middle, Devon Forest Elementary, Daniel Island School, Howe Hall AIMS, J.K. Gourdin Elementary, Macedonia Middle School, Marrington Elementary, Marrington Middle, Nexton Elementary, Philip Simmons Elementary, Philip Simmons Middle, Sedgefield Intermediate, Sedgefield Middle, Sangaree Middle, St. Stephen Elementary, St. Stephen Middle and West View Middle.