CARING PEOPLE
HPU Helps Put iPads In Montlieu Elementary Academy Of Technology Classrooms
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 25, 2011 - Thanks to a special partnership between High Point University faculty and students in the School of Education, students at Montlieu Elementary Academy of Technology now have the opportunity to use iPads in the classroom.

The iPads, which were funded by four partners - High Point University, Businesses for Excellence in Education, the William B. Millis Fund of the High Point Community Foundation and the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation - were revealed to students on Aug. 25, the first day of the new school year for Guilford County.

The school received training on the iPads from the HPU IT staff, as well as faculty from the School of Education. Now, students from the School of Education will assist children in these classrooms throughout the year.

"High Point University is committed to helping the local community in literally hundreds of ways," says HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein. "These iPads will provide great learning experiences in the classroom for children right here in High Point. We are blessed to have the resources to extend to Montlieu Elementary and to partner with them as they educate tomorrow's leaders."

"What we have with High Point University is what I call a true partnership," said Ged O'Donnell, principal of Montlieu Elementary Academy of Technology. "HPU's Information Technology staff came in and gave us the skills and the know-how to put these iPads into use. Now we're pairing their School of Education students with our elementary students. That benefits our students by opening up a world of possibilities to them with these iPads and HPU students because it will give them experience in a real elementary classroom setting."

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.℠ HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among "America's Best Colleges." Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 43 undergraduate minors and 14 graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu.


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HPU's Information Technology staff came in and gave us the skills and the know-how to put these iPads into use. Now we're pairing their School of Education students with our elementary students. That benefits our students by opening up a world of possibilities to them with these iPads and HPU students because it will give them experience in a real elementary classroom setting.