• The strong Technology program at SPMA has become even better with the addition of the 1 to 1 iPad initiative. Tech usage is now integrated into classroom academic lessons; students are able to find information more readily and then use that info to create presentations, movies, blogs, and games that demonstrate their knowledge. SPMA students are developing skills that they will need in the schools and workplaces of the 21st century. Word processing, creating a spreadsheet, and putting together a presentation have become expected skills in both the academic and job settings. The ability to use the Internet productively is another essential tool. As the students progress through the grades, they will move from working to learn how to use technology to having technology work for them.