The Digital Advantage


Through The Digital Advantage - Project Graduation's legacy program - the Sunnyside Unified School District is using laptops as an incentive to decrease dropouts and increase the district’s graduation rate. High school freshmen have the opportunity to earn a netbook when they achieve the 4 A's at the end of the first semester.

This year 329 freshmen will be awarded netbooks, 66 upperclassmen will receive iPads and 174 9th graders will receive cases. The celebration will be held in Centennial Hall at the University of Arizona on March 8 at 6:30 p.m.

The 4 A's

  • Academics: 2.5 or higher grade point average
  • Attendance: 95% or better attendance rate – no more than four excused absences, no unexcused, and must attend on the first day of school
  • Activity: regular participation in a school-sponsored extracurricular activity
  • Attitude: no out-of-school suspensions

News for Digital Advantage students and Digital Scholars
Visit the Digital Advantage website to learn more about how to use your netbooks and to submit tech support requests.

Project Graduation Information
Digital Advantage Sponsors
Project Graduation: A Case Study 2010 (PDF)
Project Graduation Initiatives Synopsis (PDF)
Digital Advantage 2009-2010 1st Semester Report
Digital Advantage 2009-2010 2nd Semester Report

The Digital Advantage Metrics Feb. 2010 (PPT)
Project Graduation Graphic Organizer Feb. 2010 (PPT)

SUSD's One-to-One Computing Tech-savvy.

...has Career Academies.

...believes in Marketing and Open Enrollment.

...has doubled college enrollment numbers. Our graduates are college and career ready.

...expects students to graduate. We have doubled graduation numbers over the past six years. Online Learning. With anywhere anytime learning, SOSA and GradLink2. Innovation. We don’t have textbooks, we LOG ON to learn.

...doesn’t just bridge the digital divide. We are eliminating it with One-to-One Laptops.

...inspires students. We are preparing students for the 21st Century and the world. where Champions are Made. Sunnyside Little League World Series Champions and Sunnyside Wrestling Arizona State Division One Champions.

...starts working towards graduation before kindergarten. Award winning Ocotillo Early Learning Center. nationally recognized as being an innovator with technology, and inspired the U.S. Secretary of Education to come see why.