Technology & eLearning
At CLHS, we make the most of every opportunity (Colossians 4:5) as we grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:18).
Technology and eLearning are integral parts of the educational process at Crean Lutheran High School. The school utilizes the latest technologies to enhance education and further equip students to impact their world for Christ. To fulfill this mission, all students are required to have a laptop computer that meets the Minimum Computer Requirements. If a student does not decide to use a personal laptop, they can choose to receive a free Chromebook only after attending a 90-minute, face-to-face Technology Orientation. Upon receiving the free Chromebook, the Chromebook becomes the property of the student and the student is responsible for all repairs and replacements. Students must only return the Chromebook to CLHS if they do not return for a second year at CLHS.
CLHS does not provide support, warranty, or repairs for any laptops. If a student's laptop is damaged or malfunctions, CLHS is able to offer temporary loaner laptops to be used by the student for academic-related activities while the student's laptop is repaired or replaced. The loaner laptop is not meant for the permanent replacement of a device. Fees will be charged if the loaner equipment is not returned on time and in working condition. Both the student and parent must electronically sign a form sent out by the Technology Department before a student is allowed to check out a loaner laptop.
All students are required to complete a Technology Orientation before starting classes at Crean Lutheran High School. It is important that at least one parent or guardian is present during the orientation. Students have the option of attending a 2-hour, face-to-face Technology Orientation or completing an online Technology Orientation course. During the orientation, students are instructed on how to check grades, submit assignments, and navigate their courses in Canvas. Students are also taught the basics of using technology at CLHS, such as connecting to the CLHS WiFi network, using G Suite applications, learning how to be successful in online/blended courses, and following the Netiquette Policy. An important component of the Technology Orientation is reading, understanding, and signing the Technology Use Agreement. Each student and parent or guardian are required to submit a signed Technology Use Agreement before starting classes at Crean Lutheran High School.
Crean Lutheran High School incorporates eight Online Learning Days into our academic schedule. Online Learning Days take place once a month on Fridays and are clearly noted on the Blue/Gold Calendar. This opportunity allows for interaction between students and teachers within an online environment. All assignments are posted on Canvas and students complete their online assignments at home. For more information about Online Learning Days, please read the Online Learning Day Information Letter.
Crean Lutheran High School has a firewall that blocks many websites and internet activities here at school; however, CLHS recommends that parents use tools at home, in an effort to remove distractions such as games, social networking websites, etc. While we do not provide access to these tools, parents may make use of the following monitoring and blocking services.
Parental control software for iOS, Android:
Parental control software for iOS, Android, Windows, Mac: