Net books enable freshmen potential
October 18, 2011 • Alex Harper, Staff Writer
Filed under Opinion
Kofa High School’s freshmen class, the Class of 2015, will experience high school a little differently than previous classes have. The school has implemented a new, online educational program, known as the Cambridge system, that all freshmen students are required to use. To ensure that every student will utilize the program, each freshman received their own, personal net books.
The Cambridge system is an international system that not only freshmen in District One are, now, using, but students around the world are executing, as well. It has a proven curriculum written by the teachers themselves.
The purpose of this program is to track each student’s rate of success. It is essential to know how each individual values their time towards education because education is simply the future. With the Cambridge system, students will have the opportunity to compete globally. Therefore, it will increase their learning standards by a significant amount because they’re not only competing with the students who attend their school, but now have the opportunity to work at the same level as students from different countries.
Kofa High School Principal, Ms. Thompson stated that “One of our biggest social problems is that a lot people take the privilege of being an American citizen for granted, but I am very excited for the majority that will use the net books and this system to empower their learning”. Not every student has this opportunity to use technology as a substitute for textbooks, so for those students, the net books and this program will offer them, not only an incredible high school experience, but a better future. It’s too late for the seniors to receive any net books because they only have this year left, but every new system must start somewhere and the freshmen class is the best year to start. So, it isn’t about it being fair or not, it’s about using resources that will benefit society in ten or twenty years from now.