LINCOLN COUNTY, TN (WAFF) - Lincoln County High School students picked up their laptop computers Thursday, ahead of the new school year, which starts Monday.
About 1,200 students in grades 9 through 12 will use these computers for daily work and for testing.
Teachers have been training on the computers all summer long.
The school district is paying for the laptops .Students are only required to pay a $25 insurance fee.
Principal Sarah Wallace believes using laptops in high school will prepare students for college.
"We feel like they will be ready when they go to college, because so much is done online in college and we're hoping to do some online classes," Wallace said. "We have a hard time finding foreign language teachers, so we're hoping to offer - since everybody will have a laptop - maybe Latin and French and some different languages. Right now we only offer Spanish. So, we're hoping we can do some online courses."
There is a meeting for parents who want more information on the program set for 6 p.m. at the high school.
If students couldn't pick their laptops up Thursday, they can pick them up Friday at the school between 1 and 5 p.m.