Fifty Lexington High School sophomores will be able to access online textbooks using iPads provided through grants awarded this week by the Lexington Education Foundation.
The non-profit organization has awarded $320,366 in grants to Lexington public schools for the 2012-2013 school year using private donations and business sponsorships.
A total of 33 grants were awarded, including almost $150,000 for technology and technology training in the schools.
Sophomores in the iPad pilot program funded through the grant will also use electric note taking on the tablets and use them for writing projects.
“We are thrilled at the prospect of the pilot iPad program,” said Ann Boese, the co-president of the Foundation, in a press release announcing the grants. “Other area high schools have been using iPads for some time now with great success.”
Other Foundation grants include funding for 8th grade civics curriculum about Lexington’s 300th Anniversary, as well as music, math, reading and writing programs and nature field guides for elementary school students.