Technology and Learning at Alverno Heights Academy

Alverno Heights Academy (AHA) embrace the challenge and commit to 21st century technology learning to teach and implement a deepened form of communication and education through the use of digital resources for quality student learning in the classroom, in all program areas, and online. Through technology, teachers and students access a wealth of materials, services, and networks throughout the local, national, and global communities. Therefore, AHA will provide continual and improved technology infrastructure and systems that are participative, collaborative, socially just, and transparent in all of its technological endeavors.

All students have access to technology for instruction, research and creation in classrooms, computer labs and the library throughout each school day. There are student-accessible desktop and laptop computers on campus. Computer workstations are available before, during, and after school in the Library or Computer lab; school laptops are available for individuals to borrow. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop or iPad for wi-fi connected use on campus. Alverno’s Class of 2018 is the first class to be required to have a device on campus and the first to utilize e-books exclusively.

Every faculty, staff or administration member has a laptop or desktop issued to them by the school. Every classroom has a multimedia projector and speakers; document readers and SmartBoards are common classroom features. All classrooms have a television to deliver Channel One daily broadcasts.

Alverno Heights Academy, 200 North Michillinda Avenue, Sierra Madre, (626) 355-3463 or visit

About Alverno Heights Academy

Alverno Heights Academy is an all-girls, independent, progressive Catholic, college preparatory school dedicated to its mission of empowering each young woman to be exactly the person she wants to be. Located on the property of the former Barlow Estate in Sierra Madre, California, Alverno Heights Academy was founded in 1960 by the Sisters of St. Francis who sought to create an environment in the San Gabriel Valley where young women could become informed and knowledgeable persons. Later renamed Alverno High School and sponsored by the Immaculate Heart Community, Alverno’s program—academic, spiritual, aesthetic, social, and physical—has been shaped by the staff, trustees, and students. As Alverno Heights Academy once again, the school remains committed to its mission by encouraging each of their young women to be who they imagine. For more information about Alverno Heights Academy, please visit




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