Peninsula Catholic believes that students learn best when they are engaged in their own learning. Utilizing a variety of innovative instructional strategies, we created a learning environment where students consistently have opportunities to be self-directed in their learning as they collaborate, research, problem-solve, and create.
Each student receives a Chromebook to use in school or at home. Operating almost solely in this chrome environment, instructors take advantage of the educational web-based tools and apps to enhance our college preparatory curriculum. These include Nearpod, YouTube, Padlet, Prezi, Movenote, Backchat, Diigo, Pear Deck, Kaizena, Quizlet, Socrative, and too many more to count! When walking the halls of PC, it is commonplace to see students, Google, Chat, Blog, Share, Video, Post, Link, Record, Collaborate, and Submit. Students can research anything, anytime. Classrooms are interactive, creative, and differentiated to challenge each student’s critical thinking skills.
All the faculty are Level 1 Google Certified Educators, with many at Level 2, to stay current with the latest strategies to ensure student success. To ensure good citizenship concepts of digital learning, PCHS safeguards students' virtual environment and monitors their use at all times.
Our Distance Learning Center (DLC) provides another option for classes to digitally connect with other students in classrooms across the country or even the world. They can also bring special guests and content experts, from virtually anywhere, into the classroom in the DLC. Classes taught at Peninsula Catholic can be offered to students at other schools by using the DLC.
The media lab is home to our engineering, programming and robotics, digital photo, graphic design, and media studies classes and is typically used for video projects assigned by any teacher for any class.
We are proud of our ever-evolving technology-based learning environment. By the time our students graduate, they are well-prepared to use technology as a tool to learn, create, and collaborate. They learn how to responsibly navigate our digital world and become comfortable using many platforms that are utilized by colleges and universities.