We use technology to inspire innovation, ignite imagination, encourage interdisciplinary understanding, ensure digitally fluent citizens, and provide meaningful learning through equitable access.

Technology has been integrated into our lives at a level so profound that most of us find it difficult to imagine a life without it. Technology skills are not only integral to successful academic and professional careers but are also best learned in the context of other learning, and not in an isolated technology class or computer lab. For example, students better understand charts and graphs using a spreadsheet tool when working on a project in Science or Math class; students best understand how to navigate a blogging and word processing tool when writing for a Literature class, and so on.

From Pre-Kinder to Grade 2, Academia Cotopaxi provides a variety of resources to students, allowing them one on one and group access to devices as needed. In Grade 3, students enter the BYOD program and continue up through Grade 12. We teach them how to customize the device to suit their learning needs while making use of it to take learning beyond the classroom.

The “Maker Space” itself is a combination of tool rooms with wood tools, basic tools, drills, saws as well as a variety of modern technological tools such as 3D printers and CNC machines that allow us to work on more advanced projects in terms of design and planning and to integrate them into general projects.

This responsible use policy is meant to embody and support the AC Technology Vision Statement, as well as, the school wide mission and vision. We strive to provide students with unlimited opportunities for learning and growing into global, ethical leaders in their current and future lives, digital and otherwise.