In the spring of 2015, Huntsville ISD adopted a Five Year Plan. Part of this plan puts digital resources in the classroom.
Paper textbooks are expected to serve students in public schools for eight to ten years. They are usually outdated after five years. However, digital textbooks can be updated each year, giving students the most recent information available. This year students enrolled in most high school math courses will be assigned a digital textbook and online resources that they will access with a Chromebook.
To support this initiative HISD is committed to teaching students the appropriate use of digital media and the devices that support it. Additionally they have planned parent meetings to explain the use of their Math digital textbooks and the Chromebooks.
On Thursday, September 10th at 6 pm the first parent meeting will be held in the auditorium at Huntsville High School. At this time, parents will learn more about the new program and have the opportunity to ask questions during a presentation given by the math teachers. Additional parent meetings will be held on Monday, September 14th at 7 am, 4 pm, and 6 pm, and following Open House on Monday, September 21st at 6 pm. Parents of students currently enrolled in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus and Math Models must attend one of these scheduled meetings to sign the agreement, so their student can get a Chromebook issued to them to access the online resources.