Alan C. Pope High School was founded in 1987. In 2003, the Pope media center was honored as an Exemplary Media Center Program in the state of Georgia. Most recently, the media center underwent a complete renovation in 2011. Our media center houses some of the best technology in the school and we make as accessible to teachers, classes, and individual students as possible.
We have our media center broken up into six main areas:
1. Study Tables: We have 16 tables set up (with four chairs at each) for students to work at individually or in small groups. These are available all throughout the day as well as before/after school. Additionally, there are two comfortable seating areas with couches and soft chairs to sink into when you really want to delve into a great book.
2. Project Corner: You have creative needs and we have the supplies. This corner is setup to fulfill all the projects that students and staff have throughout the year. There are supplies for everything from bulletin boards to collages.
3. Wireless Lab: This teaching lab is designed for classes and has 48 computers for student/staff use. Included in the classroom is a SmartBoard, ELMO machine, printer, and table tops for all students. The open air classroom is separated from the rest of the media center by six foot bookshelves on the perimeter.
4. Desktop Lab: This teaching/individual use lab has 35 desktop computers, a pull down screen, and a projector for class demonstrations. Students are able to use these computers individually throughout the day (especially before/after school and during lunches) as long as there are no classes signed up to use them.
5. Study Room: This room is primarily used for small group meetings, testing, and instruction. There are five tables as well as six desktop computers in this enclosed room. It is a quiet place for students to study when it is not occupied by any other groups.
6. Professional Development Room: This room (as the title describes) is typically used for professional development and is setup in a conference style. There is a board, pull down screen, and projector for the presenter's use at the front of the room.