Heritage High School

5800 Marshall Avenue     Newport News, VA 23605     Phone: (757) 928-6100     Fax: (757) 247-9058

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Heritage High School Personalized Learning Environment (PLE)

For Families

Heritage High School is proud to be the first high school in Newport News Public Schools to put a Chromebook in the hand and home of every currently enrolled student. Our goal is to ensure that every student has the skills and tools necessary to remain academically competitive as the landscape of education transitions to a digital platform. We remain committed to the engagement, intentional instruction, and safety of your student.

Frequently Asked Questions

Information contained in the Frequently Asked Questions is part of the policy used to manage the Personalized Learning Environment (one to one) initiative.

Web Filtering

Newport News Public Schools utilizes two forms of web and content filtering to maintain a safe and appropriate digital space for our students. iBoss provides critical security aligned with the CIPA and HIPAA regulations. As part of this platform, the Chromebooks are covered in both the school and home setting. The second program used is Gaggle which ensures the safety of students when utilizing Google Drive, Google Calendar, and Gmail. Gaggle will notify the proper personnel when there is questionable and suspicious content in the online file storage, inbound and outbound email attachments, and links to websites.

For more information on this program, visit iBoss and Gaggle online.

Internet Filtering: The Internet can be accessed using this device anywhere wireless network access is available. Every reasonable effort has been made by Newport News Public Schools to ensure CIPA-compliant content filtering regardless of the network accessed, however, parents should monitor their child's Internet use on a regular basis. Newport News Public Schools cannot be held liable for Internet use outside the school network. The NNPS Acceptable Use Policy governs proper usage of technology, including loaned devices.

Digital Citizenship

Newport News Public Schools uses a K-12 digital citizenship curriculum through Common Sense Media to train their students in using technology tools appropriately. The curriculum focuses on the principles of respect and protection.

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