Making an IMPACT with Technology in Education
(Interactive Methodologies Promoting Academics and Collaborative Technologies)
It is the vision of Villa Maria Academy HS that all students and staff will have access to appropriate and effective technologies and will use new and emerging technologies to inspire them to be lifelong learners while gaining essential skills that will enable them to become successful in their future college and career, and become contributing members of the community. IPads are required for daily use by all students and faculty at VMA.
We recognize that our students are growing up in a world where digital tools are everywhere. They are affordable and therefore used every day to work, to communicate, to collaborate, and to learn. In order to be prepared for the future, we believe Villa graduates must think critically and creatively in order to solve complex, nonstandard problems, understand their role in an interdependent world and use evolving technologies for research, communication, collaboration, and innovation. Through the use of 21st century pedagogy, the latest technologies and resources and a sound, reliable infrastructure, Villa is creating a new model for teaching and learning. Our IMPACT program, (Interactive Methodologies Promoting Academics and Collaborative Technologies) is an iPad and curricular technology framework where learning in the classroom takes on a more dynamic and collaborative level of learning and assessment. This year our teachers have revised curriculum and technology integration available on and off campus to transform content delivery and assess learning.
Families may purchase an IPad 4th Gen or better (IPad Air 2 is the most recent model) for their daughter from any retailer. Minis and Pro models are allowed in addition to the 10″ model but most find the 10″ model to be best. Keyboards and cases are encouraged and most find that helpful in class and for iPad protection.
iPad Purchase Option
Purchasing iPads through Springboard.com
As a parent of a Villa Maria Academy student, you are entitled to discounts on iPads, select cases, and select accessories through Springboard Media, located in Exton, downtown Philadelphia, and online. All Villa Maria students use Apple iPads in class. Villa Maria Academy has partnered with Springboard to host the school’s online store for iPad and accessory purchases.
Purchasing through Springboard is not required, but does offer parents a discount on all purchases. The company also performs repairs and training for Apple products.
- Discounted pricing on iPads and accessories for Villa Maria parents.
- 12 Month financing with 0% interest.
In Store at one of two retail locations.
Main Street at Exton
290 Main Street
Exton PA 19341
Center City Philadelphia
116 S 13th Street
Philadelphia PA 19103