"The Garage" is Branson’s design and innovation space.
Technology shapes how students view and move through the world every day.
At Branson, we believe that technology should support student learning as seamlessly and efficiently as possible. We teach students to use devices, platforms, and media to advance their learning, to better communicate, and to become responsible digital citizens. While at Branson, you will have access to powerful educational technology that allows you to explore your interests in everything from podcasts to video editing to digital presentations and various project platforms. You will also learn appropriate digital etiquette and how to be a positive force in the community through various online platforms, such as social media accounts, websites, blogs, and more.
Branson has a “Bring Your Own Device” program. We are committed to digital equity and offer funding for students on financial aid to ensure everyone has access to a quality device and that no Branson student is at a technological disadvantage. We are a Mac computer school, although students with special circumstances may request an alternative.
Our classrooms are also equipped with NEAT Bars – incredibly powerful video conferencing devices that allow Branson teachers to bring guest lecturers, experts, and alumni directly into the classroom, from anywhere in the world, with ease.
Recently, we’ve become experts in video-conferencing. Though we hope not to use remote learning in the future, we can quickly pivot now if needed. Parent meetings, alumni events, virtual lectures, and even 1:1 meetings with teachers or advisors are all available online and in person now, and we use Zoom meetings and webinars to keep our community connected.
Our Technology Philosophy
At Branson, we select and use technological tools mindfully to support the educational goals and objectives of learning, communication, digital citizenship, and technological competence.
Meet Our Technology Team
At Branson, all students have access to
- Google Apps for Education
- Microsoft Office products
- High-speed internet access across campus
- Adobe Products (like InDesign, PhotoShop, and Acrobat) through sign-on accounts
- Digital cameras (still and video)
- Support equipment including document cameras, storage devices, connection hardware, etc.
- Hardware support, including on-site repairs and corporate repairs
- At-home high-quality internet access