What is FCPSOn?

FCPSOn means that every high school student at Herndon will have a computer for the 2019-2020 school year. The goal of FCPSOn is to provide equitable technology access to all, students can engage in personalized, meaningful learning experiences.

Full details regarding FCPSOn, including examples of what classrooms look like when every student has a device, can be found at the FCPSOn site.

What is Portrait of a Graduate?

A goal of FCPS is to provide opportunities for students to demonstrate learning in more authentic ways. Teachers in FCPS are enhancing learning opportunities to include the attributes of Communicator, Collaborator, Ethical and Global Citizen, Creative and Critical Thinker, and Goal-Directed and Resilient Individual.

How are we supporting our students in Digital Citizenship?

Providing students with a computer will allow teachers to transform how the learning takes place in their classroom. In addition to this instructional transformation, students will learn how to interact in this digital world. Here at Herndon High School, we have a Digital Citizenship lesson in TA each Quarter. 

During TA on October 18th, all students participated in a Digital Citizenship lesson that focused on the information students share online. This lesson helped our students identify some of the benefits of sharing information online, and reflected on the risks of sharing inappropriate information (oversharing) online. We want the students to think critically about what they choose to post and share about themselves online.

Here is a Family Tip Sheet from Common Sense Media to support your discussions with your students regarding this lesson. Feel free to save the Common Sense Media website as a great resource to support your students in becoming aware of their digital footprint.