In 2007, MGSD embarked on an extraordinary and innovative journey. The school system, parents, community and various other partners and constituents joined forces to realize a shared vision - A Digital Conversion. The purpose of the Digital Conversion initiative is to employ technology in ways that improve teaching and learning through increased student engagement while teaching the NC Standard Course of Study focusing on reading and mathematics. It is imperative to note that this project is a curriculum and instruction project, not a technology project. Through this paradigm shift in methodology, we are changing the way teachers teach and students learn, while utilizing an awesome set of technological tools. MGSD is also a leader in implementing the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS). NETS for Administrators, Teachers and Students are alive and thriving in MGSD.
Today, all students in 4th through 12th grade receive a MacBook Air for their use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the school year. All 2nd and 3rd grade students receive a MacBook Air for their use while at school and have fully equipped classrooms with SmartBoards and clickers. Furthermore, at MGSD we believe even our youngest students excel when being taught using tools pertinent to today's world so all Kindergarten and 1st grade students are issued an iPad for use at school, as well as having SmartBoards and clickers.