LYNCHBURG (WSLS 10) – All students that attend high school in Lynchburg City will receive a Google Chromebook to use this year.
More 2,000 devices will be handed out this week to students at E.C. Glass High School and Heritage High School. The district spent more than $500,000 in state grants and school funds to purchase the devices.
School leaders are hopeful the laptops will lead to more student engagement and a bump in test scores.
This technology initiative called LCS One launched last year when all ninth graders received the devices. Teachers say many students responded well. Kids became more engaged, interested, and eager to learn thanks to the new technology.
David Childress, the Director of Technology for Lynchburg City Schools, believes the devices also contributed to a bump in SOL test scores last school year.
The initiative will expand in the coming year. Next school year, students in grades six through 12 will receive the devices.
The following year, students in grades four through 12 will get laptops.