Students at San Miguel High School are getting new technology to help them kick off the school year on the right foot.
The One to One Technology Initiative helps encourage students to take on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.
On Tuesday morning, San Miguel High School staff handed out laptops to their students.
Thanks to a generous donation from Mr. and Mrs. Jim and Jane Becker, the students will be able to use their Chromebooks to do homework, watch videos of lectures and turn in assignments to Google Classroom.
Living in economically challenging neighborhoods, students at San Miguel High School attend classes four days of the week while working one day at their assigned job site to earn their school tuition.
At their jobs, students learn soft and technical skills which focus on opening doors of access and opportunity, for some, they will be the first in their families to graduate high school and attend college.
“The integration of college and career preparatory skills is what sets the San Miguel program apart. In order for our students to succeed in college and be prepared to thrive in a rapidly evolving and increasingly technologically-advanced workforce, they need to have access and be prepared to utilize the technological tools required to be successful,” said Dave Mason, San Miguel High School CEO, and President.