Montlieu Academy was considered an under-performing school until last year, with low test scores & high absenteeism. Thanks to High Point University & community foundations, there is a new emphasis on technology at Montlieu. Test scores have improved dramatically & the students say they really like to come to school.
In our continuing series about Montlieu Academy in High Point, we have learned how technology is making a big difference in the lives of the students.The distribution of iPads to all the teachers & students in the school has brought national attention to Montlieu. But administrators say that there is more going in their school than improved test scores. Much more.
In 2011, High Point University began the iPad Project by giving every student at Montlieu Elementary Academy of Technology School an iPad. In this second part of a 4 part series, Producer Donna Campbell shows us on the program's expansion to Guilford County Schools through a $30 million grant that is giving all middle school students in the district their own electronic tablets for learning.