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February 17, 2017

Lafayette Parish School SystemLafayette Parish School System

On February 10, 2017 the Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) at Carencro High School, an LPSS Schools of Choice program, was awarded 114 Samsung Galaxy Tablets  through a grant  from National  Academy  Foundation  (NAF), corporate  partner JP  Morgan  Chase  Foundation.    

NAF academies  all  over  the  United  States  competed  for  the  grant  award, with  a  total  of  750  tablets awarded.  AOIT demonstrated how students would use  the  technology  to complete a project  that will improve  their  College  and  Career  Readiness  (CCR)  skills, during the  2016-2017  school  year.  
The NAF College & Career Readiness (CCR) Skills are embedded in the NAF curriculum and workbased  learning  resources.  Additionally,  students  will  complete  a  brief project  report  by  June  2, 2017.  Select academies will receive a discount on their NAF Next 2017 registration and will present 
their projects with the technology at the education nonprofit’s annual conference, hosted this July in Dallas.   

“It’s exciting  for our  students  to  have  the  opportunity  to  use  these  devices  outside  of  the  classroom  through collaboration activities with our local business partners, and to bring to life the core concepts they learn in class,” said Claire Trourd, Academy Director  for AOIT.

“These tablets give our students the mobility to leave the classroom and apply technology in real world applications,” stated Co-Director Joel Hilbun.    

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