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Technology on Campus

MHS integrates technology into its academic curriculum. With more than 2,700 computers and 800 iPads on campus, MHS supports a one-to-one environment. This means every student has access to an electronic device. Our students learn how to use these tools safely and appropriately.

Student Access to Technology

All MHS students have access to the latest technology devices. Learn what to expect at every level.

All-School Tools Available

Across all of the grades, MHS provides the following tech tools:

  • Computers
  • Laptops
  • iPads
  • Smartboards
  • Smart TVs / Apple TVs
  • MakerBot 3D printers
  • Virtual reality technology
  • Digital microscopes
  • Document cameras
  • Scanners
  • Projectors
  • Four state-of-the-art business classrooms (Senior Division)
  • Green screen (Elementary Division)

Elementary Division

Elementary students use iPads in the classroom. They have access to a variety of devices in their student homes.

Middle Division

Middle Division students use a combination of iPads and MacBook Air laptops in the classroom. They have access to a variety of devices in their student homes.

Senior Division

High school students are a hybrid. Ninth- and 10th-grade students use MacBook Air laptops in the classroom. Eleventh- and 12th-grade students are assigned their own personal laptop. They have access to a variety of devices in their student homes.

Resources to Expand Learning

Technology is an integral part of the MHS student experience. It is a current focus of the school, as stated in our 2020 Vision Strategic Plan. Students of all ages have access daily to state-of-the-art resources. They can be found in classrooms, labs, libraries, and student homes. The school’s IT staff ensures everyone is using the most recent tools and software.

One-to-One Access

Students of all ages benefit from our one-to-one computing environment.

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Early Beginnings

Skyping, 3D printers, Google, and iPads give even our youngest students the tools to thrive.

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Milton Hershey School technology in Middle Division

Digital Citizenship and Online Safety

MHS provides ongoing digital education for its staff. This includes teachers, houseparents, and parents/sponsors. We also teach digital citizenship in each division, focusing on social media awareness, general online safety, and mindfulness of your digital footprint.

By teaching our staff online safety best practices, they share this knowledge with students. By working to build strong character within our students, they make better choices in the digital world.
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Differentiated Instruction Through Technology

Students learn in different ways. Technology supports diverse instruction in the classroom. It has allowed us to create a student-centered learning environment.

Technology also enhances students’ ability to communicate. It supports teamwork when solving real-world problems. These vital tech tools help students with:

  • Solo and group coursework
  • Research
  • Homework
  • Communication

We seek to enrich our students’ skills in many ways and technology helps us. We grow their problem-solving and critical thinking abilities. We encourage their creativity. We reinforce their STEAM understanding. Through all of these things, we prepare our students for living well in a 21st century world. Learn more about education in each MHS division.

Elementary DivisionMiddle DivisionSenior Division

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