ACADEMICS

Digital Learning

Program Overview

Hampton Roads Academy students and faculty are excited about taking another step forward in our journey of 21st century learning. We feel fortunate to have this opportunity to explore new technology and create engaging ways to acquire knowledge. iPads are now 1:1 in all classrooms, PK-12 grade.  As all of our students are using mobile devices, we want you to be aware of our goals. In addition, as partners in this endeavor, we want to share our expectations and ask for your support.

Our goals are for students to use the iPad for the following items:
  • Organizational Tasks
  • Note-taking and Writing
  • Interactive Reading
  • Study Skills and Reference
  • Projects and Presentations
As publishers transition to digital platforms, we will use a combination of print, ebook and iBook formats. Each student’s course schedule will determine which type of books students will need to purchase. In addition, students are expected to have a set of core apps. Teachers may request additional, inexpensive or free apps during the year.
 
By allowing our students to carry mobile wireless devices, we are conveying a message of trust and expecting that our students will be respectful and responsible digital citizens. Please note that HRA filters content when students are signed on to the school's network. Devices do not have built in filters so parents should check with their Internet provider to learn what is available for individual homes.




List of 4 members.

  • Mr. Will Caulford 

    Director of Technology
    884-9395
  • Mrs. Melissa DeBoer 

    Sixth Grade Technology Teacher/Technology Coordinator
    884-9396
  • Patti Grayson 

    Fifth Grade Math/English/Computers Teacher
    884-9160
  • Jennifer Massengill 

    Lower School Science/Technology Teacher
    757-884-9170 ext 616

School Information

739 Academy Lane
Newport News, VA 23602
admissions@hra.org
P: (757) 884-9100  |  F: (757) 884-9137
HRA is accredited through the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is a National Blue Ribbon School.