The Lakeside Campus is a dual platform campus with both PC and Mac computers. This is intentional to expose students to both major operating systems for two reasons: 1) to provide proficiency in both operating systems for success in any future environment whether in college or the workplace 2) to help students make informed decision regarding operating system preferences. The Lakeside Campus is equipped with two mobile laptop carts as well as an iPad 2 mobile cart. The school has a general access technology lab equipped with dual platform computers. In addition, there is also another technology lab for technology based coursework which is a dual platform lab as well. The library is also equipped with many computer stations for student to use. Students have access to school email accounts as well as the entire Google Apps suite to help them effective collaborate with their peers.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
One-to-One (1:1) computing where every student has his/her own laptop, has continued to rise in popularity in the last decade. There is good reason for this as students have greater and more immediate access to rich materials that can be found on the internet. In addition, teachers are able to take advantage of this rich material more easily. Other benefits of such a program include greater communication between faculty and peers, as well as increased organization. With a vast majority of students having access to their own personal devices, SCS has moved towards a Bring Your Own 1:1 environment. Currently it is optional for all HS students and required for all Dual Credit courses.