Tuesday, August 28, 2012

West Michigan Aviation Academy parents have four opportunities to attend an iPad orientation Wednesday

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The West Michigan Aviation Academy is reminding parents they have four opportunities on Wednesday to attend orientation meetings about the schools use of iPads this fall. 

 In June, the aviation-themed charter high school launched by businessman Dick DeVos announced plans to provide the Apple iPad 2 to all its student this fall.  Officials expect around 240 students this school year, when it adds a junior class.

Related: Aviation academy makes leap to iPads

The school, located on the Gerald R. Ford International Airport at 5363 44th St. SE, launched in 2010. In order for a students to receive an iPad, parents need to attend one of four sessions. The times available are: 8 to 10 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 to 4 p.m., and  6 to 8 p.m.

In the two hour orientation session you will learn about iPad care and use of apps, iPad policies and insurance, digital citizenship, school year information, and Grand Rapids schools becoming the new food service provider.

Parents are asked to arrive 15 minutes before their session to register and receive orientation materials.

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