A scheduling app developed by an Armstrong student will be tried out at Pleasant Valley Secondary School.
Aidan Eglin (pictured) has been given School Board approval to transfer student timetable data from the School District 83 server to his server for the 2018-19 school year in a pilot project, providing parent consent is given, and the student data is deleted in July.
The app allows students to easily keep track of what classes they have that day, what time they start, and what is due.
It also allows students and teachers to submit notes and assigned homework tasks to be viewed by everyone that is in that class.
The app also has a student calendar, which includes such information as professional development days or information added by the individual.
The Board was very impressed with the app, which Eglin says will be free for students to use.
“All that work. That is amazing,” said Vice Chair Quentin Bruns.
PVSS Principal Abbas El Gazzar said that in fairness to Aidan, if the app turns out to be beneficial and helpful to students, after the pilot project they will have to see what the next steps might be.