Personalized Learning

The Upper Arlington City School District is a premier school district in Ohio and in the nation. Our legacy is built upon a history of focusing on what matters most for our students and taking a leadership position in education. 

Under the visionary leadership of the Upper Arlington Board of Education, the district launched a one-to-one technology program in December 2016 as part of our innovative strategic plan. One of the five goals in this community-developed strategic plan is the personalization of learning for all students. The district believes that it is essential to personalize learning to provide students with the tools and the opportunities that will both enhance educational experiences and ensure their readiness for the next phase of their lives.

Through the district's one-to-one technology program, students in kindergarten through grade 12 receive district-owned devices to use as tools to personalize their learning experience and support their success.

2019-2020 Device Collection and iPad Distribution

Device collection and iPad distribution events for students in grades 4-12 will be held July 31-August 9 at Hastings Middle School, 1650 Hastings Lane. 

At these events, students and their parents/guardians will:
  • Turn in their old laptop and charger if they had not done so in May (returning students only);
  • Verify the completion of back-to-school technology forms in the PowerSchool Parent Portal;
  • Verify the payment of the optional Technology Protection Plan fee ($25), if desired; and
  • Set up their new iPads and rotate through stations led by student mentors on tools and processes for iPads in the classroom.

Students in grades 4-12 who are unable to attend will turn in their old laptops and chargers (if applicable) and receive their new iPads during the first week of school.

Students in kindergarten through grade 3 will receive their school-issued devices in their classroom during the first week of school and do not need to schedule a device collection/pickup appointment. 

2019-2020 iPad Transition

In anticipation of the four-year lease for the first set of devices concluding at the end of the current school year, the district began the process of researching devices for its next lease. With today’s evolving technological landscape and the Upper Arlington community’s investment in future-ready learning environments through the implementation of the first phase of the master plan, it was critically important that the district select a personal device that best supports future-ready instructional methods.

After several months of research and site visits by a committee comprised of teachers, administrators and parents, the district announced in November of 2018 that students in all grades, kindergarten through senior year, will be moving to iPads beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.

Please watch the video below to hear from our teachers about the upcoming iPad transition and see our iPad FAQ page for answers to frequently asked questions related to the upcoming transition. 

Contact Information

Andy Hatton, Ed.D.
Associate Superintendent of Learning and Leadership
M. Denise Lutz
Chief Technology Officer

Keith Pomeroy
Chief Academic Officer

Michelle Banks
Director of Curriculum & Instruction

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