Information Technology

Kajeet: After School Internet Access


Alleghany County Public Schools has made after school Internet access available at the following locations:

Callaghan Elementary School: 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM, bus 49, Tuesday - Friday
Sharon Elementary School: 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM, bus 24, Tuesday - Friday
Clifton Middle School: 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM, bus 25, Tuesday - Friday

At each school listed above, access points will be maintained on school buses with the Wi-Fi signals extending to distances of 150 feet. Only Chromebooks provided by our school division are authorized to connect to the service.

While access speeds will be comparable to cellular data speeds that are experienced in the adjacent communities, the daily volume of available bandwidth will be limited.  Each access point will have a maximum bandwidth allocation of 500 megabytes per day.  High bandwidth services such as video or audio will not be available.

To use the service:
1. Please park your vehicle within 150 feet of a Kajeet bus.  Please use designated parking spaces.  Please deposit all trash in available containers.
2. A school-provided Chromebook will automatically connect to the Kajeet service.
3. The service is scheduled to be available from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM.  At 7:30 PM, the service will automatically shut down.  If the daily bandwidth allocation has been utilized, the service will shut down prior to 7:30 PM.

After-hours technical support will not be available.

ACPS Innovators

A One-to-One Initiative and technology integration go hand-in-hand, the videos that follow demonstrate technology integration in the classroom.

November 2018: "Tinkering" with Technology with Mrs. Jackson

videography by: Joseph Stull


October 2018: Getting in "Touch" with Learning with Mrs. Thompson

videography by: Joseph Stull


May 2018: Mrs. Cline and NetOp

videography by: Joseph Stull


April 2018: Mr. Conner and Gamification Classroom at AHS

videography by: Joseph Stull


March 2018: Ms. Lucas and STEM at MVES

videography by: Joseph Stull


February 2018: Mr. Isbell and Drones at CES

videography by: Joseph Stull

Alleghany County Public Schools’ One-to-One Initiative

As part of our vision for the future, Alleghany County Public Schools is transitioning to a student centered, technology enriched and project based learning environment. The use of technology and technology resources in instruction enhances individual learning, student engagement, and results in students developing a personal motivation to learn. In other words, students are empowered to be self-motivated learners. Staff and students begin to focus on real world learning opportunities that employ 21st Century Skills. Thus, when students are provided real world learning opportunities in an enriched technological learning environment, the distinction between the uses of a device and the professional practice almost disappears which prepares them for life after high school. Integrating technology into the curriculum on a daily basis provides the following:


  • the ability for teachers to reach different types of learners;
  • empowers students’ intrinsic motivation for learning;
  • enhances student participation;
  • teachers become facilitators;
  • develops 21st Century Skills;
  • multiple methods of assessment;
  • encourages students to work together in groups;
  • enhances creativity;
  • makes connections to the real world;
  • students are engaged in the learning process;
  • makes learning meaningful;
  • improves feedback; and
  • prepares students for the future in the workforce.

Alleghany County Public Schools Browser Support

OPERATING SYSTEM BROWSER VERSIONS STATUS DOWNLOAD
Windows Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 9+ Supported Download
Windows Firefox
Mozilla Firefox Supported Download
Windows, iOS Google Chrome Google Chrome Supported Download
iOS: iPhone 6/7/8/X Safari Apple Safari Supported

Technology Department Quick Facts

The Alleghany County Technology Department provides:
  • Network and Device Support
  • Administrative Technology Support
  • Instructional Technology Support
  • Video Production Services
  • Technology Procurement

Alleghany County Public Schools Technology Department

  • Supervisor of Technology: Jeff Alleman
  • Computer Network Specialist: Matthew Paxton
  • Technology Support Specialist: Joseph Stull