Clarksburg High School students in the Montgomery County Students Information Technology Foundation Inc. Network Operations class held their annual computer lab gifting ceremony Nov. 15 at the school.
The class donated a computer lab to the Echelon Academy, Sandy Spring, which provides private, affordable education to elementary, middle and high school children who are unsuccessful in a traditional school setting or have language/learning disabilities. The computer lab includes six computers with operating systems, monitors, keyboards, mice and a printer for the lab, all of which they refurbished as part of their technology curriculum.
The Echelon Academy will use the lab to aid in the individualization of instruction for each student at the school. It also will be used to help increase the use of e-books, and math/spelling computer programs.
The donation project provides an opportunity for the Clarksburg ITF students to put into practice their computer skills and earn student service learning hours, while developing a deeper appreciation for the concepts of charity and community involvement.