INTRODUCTION


Spartanburg School District Two provides this Student/Parent Guide to familiarize students and their parents/guardians with the district's new personalized digital learning initiative, EXCEL! In this guide you will find a brief overview of the initiative, frequently asked questions, forms, and other information. We believe the everyday use of an individual device will provide students with the skills they need to support their learning and prepare them for higher education opportunities and for the demands of future jobs. EXCEL is not about a specific device; it is about empowering students with the use of digital tools.

Students in grades 6 through 12 will have access to these devices 24 hours a day, seven days a week, allowing students to have current information at their fingertips. Students will be able to improve reading fluency, build mathematical skills, and experience content in ways they have not been able to do so in the past. The iPads will be used in conjunction with textbooks and paper and pencil activities. Technology will be used, as appropriate, to augment best instructional practices. It will also provide teachers the opportunity to include multimedia information in lessons and to personalize learning for each student.




Frequently Asked Questions



Extended Vision Statement



Letter from Dr. Mercer