Helping Students Reach Their Full Potential
Today, teachers are requiring students to use computers to type papers, do research and turn in homework via email. Unfortunately, many at-risk students in Minnesota don’t have access to reliable technology – presenting another barrier to success. This leads to disconnected students and oftentimes causes them to disengage from school.
MCFS is happy to work with multiple schools on developing academic incentive programs to help students realize the importance of education and increase overall engagement.
Gordon Parks High School: A teacher at Gordon Parks High School implemented a program in 2010 to reward students who maintained 80 percent or better attendance and excellent class performance during a nine-week period. The reward: the chance to win a laptop from MCFS. Learn more.
Farnsworth Aerospace: 40 percent of students at Farnsworth Aerospace don’t have access to computers at home – making it difficult for them to hone their typing skills and learn how to use basic programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel. One teacher at Farnsworth encouraged his students to learn these important skills by providing an opportunity to earn a free laptop from MCFS. Learn more.