The Academy recognizes the importance of designing curriculum for 21st Century learners. The 1:1 World program will empower the 5th through 8th grade students with the skills and knowledge to be effective and responsible learners and digital citizens. A 1:1 program engages students in personalized, student-centered learning, maximizes the students’ opportunities for learning, and develops learning communities that empower students to become self-directed and engaged learners. It promotes access, engagement, individualization, and authenticity in the learning process, facilitating the ability to create, publish, connect, communicate, collaborate, research, and problem solve. The Academy also recognizes the evolution in education to use technology to reach diverse learning styles and prepare students for 1:1 programs after graduation.