17 Minnesota Schools Using iPad®

Technology in the classroom is such a hot topic, we thought it would be helpful to students and parents alike to come up with a list of primary education outlets currently using technology in the classroom. Devices such as the iPad won’t be going anywhere anytime soon, so why not familiarize your student with the technology in their education starting now?

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Becker Senior High

Becker Senior High, located north of the Twin Cities, enrolls close to 800 students. Starting in the Fall of 2011, the high school incorporated the iPad into their education system. They gave a device to each student in order to help enhance their education experience. Read more on their 1:1 iPad® program here.

Blooming Prairie Secondary

Located south of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, this secondary school has about 350 students. To read more on this school, follow this link.

As of the 2012-2013 school year, Blooming Prairie Secondary gave iPads to its 8th grade class and tablets to each student in grades 7th and 9th-12th. Read more on their device in the classroom initiative.

Cretin-Derham Hall, St. Paul

Cretin-Derham Hall is a private, Catholic school located in St. Paul. This school includes students in grades 9-12 and has a total student number around 1,400. For more information, click here.

In 2011, Cretin-Derham Hall did a trial run with netbooks and their students. After increased numbers they chose to put an iPad in the hands of each of their freshmen students. Each student receives an iPad with a technology fee of $150 per year. Click here to read more on their iPad policy.

Deer River Public School District

This school district, consisting of King Elementary (PK-5) and Deer River Secondary (6-12) is located in Northern Minnesota. With a total of nearly 900 students, this district is continuing to grow.

The Deer River Public School District made the decision to deploy iPads in four grade levels (1st,4th, 8th, and 10th) in the 2012-2013 school year. The plan is to hand them back out to the same students the following year if all is successful. To read more on their deployment process, click here.

Farmington Area Public Schools

Located in the southern suburbs of the Twin Cities, this school district consists of five elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school with a total student population of almost 7,000. Learn more here.

As of Fall 2012, Farmington Area Public School District gave out nearly 7,000 iPads to each student. This was made possible by using a lease agreement through Apple. Click here to read about their plans with the iPad in their education systems.

Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop High School

Southwest of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, this senior high has a total student population of close to 300 students. Click here for more information.

In the spring of 2011, Gibbon-Fairfax Winthrop High School began incorporating iPads into its classrooms. To read more on this story, click here.

Heritage E-STEM Magnet Middle School

Heritage Middle School, located in the western suburbs of St. Paul, is focused on the uses of science, technology, engineering and math concepts. With a student body of about 700, this school teaches students in grades 5-8. Click here to find out more.

Giving out up to 730 iPads, Heritage started this iPad initiative in the spring of 2011. This was funded by a federal grant. This story offers more information about the process.

Hopkins Public Schools

Hopkins school district, with schools located west of the Twin Cities, has nearly 1,000 students. Starting in the fall of 2012, Hopkins gave 7th grade students iPads for their personal educational uses. Click here to read more on Hopkins’ expansion of iPads in their educational facilities.

Lakeville Area Public Schools

Lakeville’s school district, in a suburb of the Twin Cities, has more than 11,000 students. Lakeville implemented iPads in 50+ classrooms within the district. With close to 1,900 iPads in the schools, Lakeville plans to keep them in the classroom. Here’s more on the story.

Little Falls Community Schools

North of the Twin Cities area, Little Falls school district has close to 2,500 students total. As of the 2011-2012 school year, the district added nearly 1,500 iPads into the classroom for students in grades 5-12. To read more on the schools involved, click here.

Minnetonka Senior High

Minnetonka Senior High, west of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, has close to 3,000 students in grades 9-12.  Starting in the 2011-2012 school year, Minnetonka Senior High equipped each of its freshmen with an iPad. This initiative has now expanded to all grades 8th-11th. Click here to read more on Minnetonka’s iPad policy.

New Richland Public Schools

New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva Secondary (NRHEG) is  located in southern Minnesota. With a total of 440 students, this school includes students grades 7-12.  As of the 2012-2013 academic year, each 8th grade student was given an iPad for education use. Click here to read more about the process!

Northfield Public School District

Northfield Public School District, consisting of seven different schools, is located south of the Twin Cities and has 4,000 students. Click here to find out more information on the schools within the district.

Coming up in the 2013-2014 school year, this district will be giving students in grades K-5 iPad minis to be used within the classroom. They will also be giving their 6th-12th grade students each an individual iPad for educational purposes. Click here to read the article on their iPad initiative.

Ramsey Junior High School

This junior high (grade levels 6th-8th) in St. Paul has about 570 students.  Click here to find out more it. As of Fall 2012, Ramsey Junior High gave out more than 200 iPads to its students. To read more on the story, click here.

Rochester Public Schools

The large Rochester Public School District, located southeast of the Twin Cities, has a total of 40 schools and nearly 16,000 students.

In the fall of 2012, the district began its rollout of a grand total of 5,000 iPads per year, which will continue for three years with hopes of putting an iPad in each of its students’ hands. Here’s more on the story!

Watertown-Mayer Public Schools

Located west of Minneapolis-St. Paul, the Watertown-Mayer school district has three schools covering all grades from PreK-12, with 1,500 students.

One thousand iPads were given out in the fall of 2012 for grades K-12. To read more on their initial plans as well as their future plans with these devices, click here.

Wayzata Public Schools

Wayzata, a suburb west of the Twin Cities, has a total of 16 public schools. In the coming school year of 2013-2014, Wayzata will give students in K-3 iPads in the classroom with a ratio of three students to one iPad. For students grades 4-12, each student will individually receive their own iPad. To read more on the district’s plans with technology in the classroom, click here!

When considering where to send your children to school, keep in mind that familiarizing them with technology in their education gives them an advantage. Globe University/Minnesota School of Business are proud to introduce their iPad initiative in the classroom. Read more here about this new addition to our learning environment!