CHICO, Calif - When you picture a classroom, many parents think of textbooks, notebooks, and pens.
But for students in the Chico Unified School District that stereotype is rapidly changing.
Starting fall 2018, high school students will be given a chromebook for school that they can also take home.
Putting the future and technology directly in their hands.
The idea for the high tech treatment began four years ago, when officials with the Computers for Classroom organization say they wanted to assure that no student was left behind when it came to technology.
That’s when they started a one to one program at the middle school level, where each individual student was given their very own laptop to do homework, and assignments.
Action News Now spoke with a parent who says the chromebooks help not only make sure his child has the latest technology.
But also makes it easier for them to communicate with teachers.
The greatest benefit being students will no longer have to carry heavy textbooks but instead everything will be in right on the laptop.
"As a parent having the backpack always full always heavy she’sot very big yet she is only in sixth grade were on this plan to getting kids a lighter backpack," said Michael Deir.
So for high school students with even more classes and books this push for technology can really help prepare everyone for college.
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