Classical Christian Academy Receives Technology Gift from Nova Southeastern University
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla., January 20, 2015 – Classical Christian Academy, a private hybrid school, received a generous gift from Nova Southeastern University: 19 computers -enough for every classroom. The computers are Dell Optiplex 755 All In One desktop units from the university’s computer lab.
Donated computers will be used in every CCA classroom.
“This gift is a blessing to all of our teachers and students,” commented Mrs. Amy Davis, CCA principal and founder. “We’re honored Nova Southeastern University first thought of our school when considering a non-profit organization to bless.”
Previously, CCA classes shared a mobile laptop lab. Because of Classical Christian Academy’s unique hybrid model, teachers often use the three on-campus days to focus on work unique to a classroom setting: group projects, centers and peer assignments. This leaves the at-home days open for students to use personal computers and tablets to explore subjects online. With easier access to computers, CCA teachers will be able to quickly incorporate technology into their classroom discussions and lessons.
“Multimedia lessons help me hook my students,” explained Shannon Schram, Upper School teacher. “Computers won’t take the place of instruction and Socratic learning, but the benefits of engagement, visual descriptions, and research are unbeatable.”
As NSU prepared to update its computer hardware, the staff knew the desktops could benefit another non-profit organization. The computers came from NSU’s Jacksonville Campus and Fort Myers Regional Campus.
Dr. Kerry Whitaker, Department Chair and Program Director of the Physician Assistant program at the Jacksonville campus, donated and personally dropped off the computers from his campus. Before moving out of town, Dr. Whitaker served as a board member of CCA, his family was one of the first families at CCA and their daughter attended the school. His wife, Kathy, also taught art at CCA for three years.
Classical Christian Academy has the desktop units in each classroom and is now seeking grants and financial gifts to upgrade its wireless network and purchase additional software licenses.
About Classical Christian Academy:
Classical Christian Academy is the premier hybrid school in Southwest Florida. CCA offers families an academically rigorous and Christ-centered K-12 education option that blends the best aspects of private and home schooling. Classical Christian Academy is a registered 501c(3) organization. For more information, visit www.discovercca.org and like CCA on www.facebook.com/DiscoverCCA.
About Nova Southeastern University:
Situated on 314 beautiful acres in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels. NSU is an independent, not-for-profit institution with 26,000 students at campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach and Tampa, Florida as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico. NSU awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields. NSU is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and it is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification. For more information, please visit www.nova.edu.