INTRODUCTION

LCA offers a full range of computer technology educational opportunities for students from Kindergarten through high school. We have two full computer labs with thirty-one student workstations each, one for elementary students and the other for middle school and high school students. Our computers run the latest productivity software in the form of Microsoft Office 2003 Professional. Younger students are introduced to computers at a very basic level. Guided internet safety and awareness training is conducted at all age levels. Keyboarding skills are developed from as early as the third grade, along with internet research skills and other related abilities. High school students receive in-depth training in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, database management, and web page design. Seniors take Concurrent Enrollment courses for both high school credit and college credit through Weber State University.

LCA ON-LINE PHILOSOPHY

On-line access to the Internet offers a tremendous opportunity for students to broaden their intellectual horizons, and significant risks as well. We believe that if we abide by certain guidelines governing on-line behavior, the potential benefits outweigh the potential risks. It is the responsibility of the school to provide a secure and functioning on-line environment where learning can take place. It is the responsibility of the student to behave in a mature and ethical way when using the school’s on-line resources, and to abide by the established guidelines outlined in the On-Line Code of Conduct. It is the responsibility of the parents or guardians to provide such guidance and oversight for their students in evaluating activities and information retrieved on-line. Access is a privilege, not a right, and entails responsibility. Parental permission is required. Individual users will comply with school standards and will honor the Code of Conduct they have signed. School administrators may review files and/or communications to maintain system integrity and ensure that users are using the system responsibly. Users should not expect that on-line communications and/or records of usage will always be private. Students using the Internet will be held to the following Code of Conduct.