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May 17, 2012

'iSchol' computer lab moves into Haverhill High

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The iSchool is also an Apple authorized repair center, and it will begin to have student workers next year.

"We are going to start next fall with a team of students and we are going to teach students how to train teachers on the new technology, as well as some basic computer repair." said Timothy DiFalco, a member of the school district's technology team. "The kids who are on the team will be able to get some type of course credit for their help."

Scully said he came up with the idea of a repair center after walking around malls and seeing how well the Apple stores operate.

"This right here is our version of an Apple store," he said. "Instead of teachers having to wait days and days for help there, they can come down (to the iSchool) to get help."

The upgrades are also a welcome change for students who never expected Haverhill High to ever have something like this.

"It's amazing that more and more people are actually going to have opportunities to use something like this," said Grace Stanton, president of the freshman class.

While Haverhill High will be fully equipped with the Apple technology by the beginning of the next scholl year, Scully said the next step is to upgrade the technology in the rest of the school system. He said he hopes that by the end of the 2013-2014 school year, all middle schools and elementary schools will have the same technology as the high school.

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