Florida High School Implements ShoreTel Mobility on iPads
Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High is a Roman Catholic college preparatory school of the Archdiocese of Miami, Florida. Located in nearby Southwest Ranches, with a student enrollment over 1,500, the high school is among the top private schools in the U.S. On the cutting edge of technology, McCarthy High School has a one-to-one iPad program to enhance the student learning environment. Within the school’s progressive tech-savvy learning environment has been the ability to quickly reach teachers, anywhere anytime. Classrooms were not equipped with desk phones and the estimates to install them and wire the buildings were cost prohibitive. Also, the existing phone system and infrastructure were due for upgrades.
McCarthy High School selected ShoreTel Mobility to help keep teachers connected and collaborating across a modern communications environment. Each teacher received an iPad supported by ShoreTel Mobility. The desktops or laptops in the classrooms are now run on ShoreTel Communicator with Softphone capabilities, and Communicator is integrated with the school’s Microsoft Outlook application. The result is a straightforward integration of these Apple iOS devices with the school’s applications and infrastructure.
“Our job as a school is to prepare the kids for college, and it’s exciting to see all the changes that are happening in technology that help us to do that. We are moving outside the concept that teachers are the owners of knowledge that they must be up in front of the classroom lecturing.” —Richard P. Jean, Principal, McCarthy High School