Our fully wireless (and wired) campus provides students and teachers with a limitless environment to connect and share. There are a number of ways that technology is weaved into the classroom for project-based, hands-on learning and collaboration. Across disciplines, teachers require students to utilize online tools for research, to blog or journal online, and to engage and exchange in debate on web forums. Some classrooms are equipped with SMART board technology, which allows teachers to deliver dynamic lessons on an interactive white board. As a progressive education institution, CSW emphasizes an intensive academic program that challenges our students to be inquisitive, innovative, and invested learners, with a strong emphasis on independence in their pursuit of learning. CSW maintains a bring your own (BYO) laptop policy
for all students and fully integrates the Google Apps for Education system into our academic program.
The YUM Lab (Youth Understanding Media) is full-scale media lab, located in our art building, designed to help students utilize and understand computer technology as it is used in graphic design, film editing, mathematics and science, and visual arts. Courses such as Digital Photography, Digital Collage, Film Scoring, Programming and Documenting Flora, and Design and Construction have utilized the YUM Lab for its lessons. The Lab is open to students during the school day and in the evenings until 9 p.m.
The Johnson Research Room in the library has networked resources available for student use that provides access to more than 1,000 journals and other reference materials and provides both PC and Macs for use while studying or writing papers in the library. Through our pilot iPad program, students also have access to iPads that can be checked out for short periods of time, generally over the weekend, for personal and school use.