Information Resources and Technology


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Technology

Technology plays an essential role in everyday life and has become a key tool for any institution. Accordingly, AMR provides its students with state-of-the-art hardware and software to enhance their academic experience. We also foster the integration of technology in the classroom through online textbooks and electronic devices.

For this purpose, AMR has established a sophisticated technological platform for the school community characterized by:

  • High-speed, Wi-Fi internet
  • Top-of-the-line contents filter and security standards
  • Redundancy (two Internet providers)
  • Diverse web applications, which include Edline, Microsoft Outlook Web Access, Naviance (online service for an all-encompassing approach to student guidance counseling) and Destiny (online catalog for information resources)

Information Resources

The students also have access to two computer labs and a library, which are key elements of our Information Resources and Technology component for active student learning.

 Computer Labs

  • Open from Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Run by professionals from Forward Learning, a local company specializing in training and support for the effective use of technology
  • Focused on project-based learning and providing support for the integration of technology in classroom instruction

 Library

  • Open from Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Staffed by a full-time Librarian and an Assistant Librarian
  • Fully automated online card catalog
  • Databases and electronic catalogue that can be accessed 24/7 from out-of-school locations.
  • A mezzanine with individual areas that facilitate independent study and quiet reading.
  • Training by the Librarian to incoming 7th graders on library research skills and efficient use of our databases and other library resources.
  • Laptop computers available for lending to students and faculty.