STAP began seven years ago with five students and has grown to over 90 students. The program evolved with the 1:1 iPad initiative and extends to all technology throughout the district.
STAP starts in middle school, where students can take an STAP elective covering the basics of six major areas of technology. (Ethics, Customer Service, Hardware, Software, Networking, and Programming) The elective is a semester-long course and sets students up for the STAP program in high school. If 7th grade students wish to continue to learn about technology and are interesting in STAP, they have the oppurtunity to be interns in 8th grade. Interns are enrolled in a year long course where they continue to explore varying areas of technology and are prepped with soft skills to help them interview for STAP.
The program is organized and led by Department Heads and Officers. Officers postitions include: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Our current departements include: iPad Management, Networking, Printing & Projecting, Personal Relations, Finance, TechFix, Hardware Repair, and the Maker Campus. STAP is composed of office managers and technicians. The techs manage the technology, while the manangers keep track of the techs. We also have students that are both office managers and techs. Students hold increasing responisibilties and are trusted with passwords, all faculty technology, iPads, and etc.