Digital Scholars | College Readiness
Sunnyside District Digital Scholars earn a netbook computer by achieving goals in the Four A’s of Academics, Attendance, school Activity and Attitude. However, being named a Digital Scholar is a great honor as well. The Sunnyside District recognizes Digital Scholars as being on track to enter into and succeed in college upon graduation from high school. Therefore, a comprehensive college preparation program has been designed specifically for Digital Scholars.
- 9th-grade Digital Scholars are enrolled in 3 digital honors classes every day
English, Biology & Algebra/Geometry
- 257 netbook computers were earned by students
- 250 netbooks were purchased with district funds as loaners for students in honors classes who did not earn them
In the 2008-09 school year, 339 students received free laptops by meeting this criteria. In 2009-2010 more than 100 students were awarded laptops at the Digital Scholars Celebration held April 20 at the AVA Amphitheater at Casino del Sol.
View the presentation outlining the goals and scope and sequence of opportunities available to Digital Scholars throughout their high school years in the district:
|Digital Scholars Program||Objective: Identify Digital Scholars before high school in order to promote a comprehensive college readiness program||
|Digital Learning Opportunities||Objective: Use technology as a tool to transform learning and teach 21st century skills||
|College Prep Summer Experiences||Objective: Provide college preparation programs for Digital Scholars during the summer||
|Pathway to College Matriculation||Objective: Digital Scholars and families will participate in activities to prepare them for college matriculation||
Tech support for Digital Advantage students and Digital Scholars
Visit the Digital Advantage support website to learn more about how to use your netbooks and to submit tech support requests.