Technology in the Lower School at TCA encompasses many aspects of the digital world in which our students learn. Curriculum guidelines have been set forth by the Diocese of Trenton which incorporates ISTE and the state of New Jersey Curriculum Standards. Our shared mission is to provide a Catholic learning environment that will prepare our students to be knowledgeable, ethical, productive digital citizens in a global society. In grades 4-8 the students enjoy one-to-one computing. Students in PreK3 to grade 3 have access to iPads. Students in grades PreK3-8 visit the Lower School Technology Lab once a week to focus on technology skills. In addition, grades 6-8 participate in Project Lead The Way (PLTW) curriculum which includes Design and Modeling (Engineering) and also Computer Science I and II. Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, the Lower School will expand our PLTW curriculum to include grades K-5.
All TCA students and staff must return a signed Technology Acceptable Use Agreement form, in order to use any technology equipment. This form indicates that students and staff will use the equipment appropriately and follow instructions. Students also agree to practice good "Netiquette" at all times.
The Trenton Catholic Academy Robotics Club is for students in grades 5-8.
TCA Lower School sponsors a registered FIRST LEGO League (FLL) team. We share the FLL mission as described on the FLL website: http://www.firstlegoleague.org/.
Robotics Club meetings are held every Thursday from 2:30-4pm in room 227. Attendance each week is expected to assist the Robotics team in their annual project and competition. The theme for 2016 is "Animal Alies."