At the Pegasus School, technology empowers students to take control of their own learning. Pegasus teachers foster learning environments that allow students to research, communicate, create, collaborate, and explore through a variety of programs, apps, and devices.

Pegasus students will become active creators of media rather than passive consumers.
They will become flexible problem solvers who understand that technology tools change. They will learn to approach challenges with an open mind and how to troubleshoot and adjust to a secondary plan when necessary, ultimately gaining technological independence and confidence.

Pegasus students will become responsible digital citizens reflecting community values in their online communications and behavior.

List of 4 items.

  • Lower School Technology

    The main goal of the Lower School technology curriculum is to build student confidence with the use of computers and the Internet, in order to create a comfort level that allows them to freely integrate technology into their studies. As students grow academically, they will  become  proficient in the use of the digital applications as educational tools that will assist them to achieve success  in all areas of study.  

    Pre-Kindergarten
    The pre-K technology program includes classroom activities that incorporate a robot learning tool, Bee-Bot, which engages young students in computational thinking and simple coding skills.


    Kindergarten – Grade 5
    The kindergarten through fifth grade technology program allows students to visit the technology lab regularly to explore hardware and software, and to expand upon skills learned previously. Students continue to build computational thinking skills through coding and robotics.

    Students in pre-K through fifth grades are exposed to multi-platform devices, including:
    • Pre-K-Grade 1: Touch-screen tablets, robots, and PC lab
    • Grades 23: PC laptops, robots
    • Grade 4: 1:1 Chromebooks, robots
    • Grade 5: 1:1 MacBooks and shared iPads, robots

    Below are specific themes covered by each grade level in the Lower School:

    Pre-K: Recognition
    Identify uses of technology at home and at school, proper care and programming Beebots, multi touch mobile devices as educational tools.

    Kindergarten: Coordination – Finding Our Way on Computers
    Introduction to computational thinking through unplugged activities, basic computer functions, mousing and keyboard recognition.

    Grade 1: Integration – Using Academic Programs to Learn
    Introduction to digital creation, online coding, word processing, and academic games with emphasis on language arts reinforcement.

    Grade 2: Creation – Producing Content with Technology
    Demonstrate respect for the rights of others in shared virtual and physical environments. Emphasis on file management, desktop publishing and storytelling;

    Grade 3: Exploration – Learning by Discovery
    Computer Hardware, Troubleshooting, introduction to Microsoft Office applications to create and manage spreadsheets and presentations.  Physical build challenges with Rigamajig kits.

    Grade 4: Presentation – Research and Analysis with Computers
    Research and use of creative tools to display learning in various ways, using SketchUp, Publisher, Scratch and Lego Mindstorms coding, Google Apps for Education, and Seesaw.

    Grade 5: Communication – Connecting through Technology
    Collaboration with Google Apps, email etiquette, in-depth, independent online research, advanced Word processing, and presentation projects culminating in an end-of-year problem solving team competition called The Amazing Race.
  • Middle School Technology

    In sixth grade, students build a foundation for efficient, effective and responsible use of technology in all classes. The first semester focuses on preparing students for using MacBooks in the middle school environment. By the second semester, emphasis is on effectively gathering, producing, and creatively presenting information through reports and visual presentations.

    By seventh and eighth grade, students are responsible for selecting elective courses. The technology course offerings are designed to give middle school students broad exposure to current and emerging digital tools. Students can choose which module best suits their interests and curiosities. Each module is hands-on and activity-based with a focus on computational thinking and problem solving skills.

    Grade 6: Practical and Hands On Applications
    Fully integrating MacBooks as educational devices include: various methods of digital notetaking; exporting and submitting assignments online; responsible use of shared laptops and advance use of Excel and Google Apps; utilizing web-based programs for creative and collaborative publication, 3D design, and programming.

    Grade 7/8: Spark Curiosities & Interests
    Various electives offered include, but are not limited to: App/game design, digital media arts, video production, engineering, and programming.
  • Technology Lab

    The technology lab provides students with the mechanics critical to effectively use digital tools, which include keyboarding skills and file management. In addition, devices are available in the classrooms to allow the integration of digital tools and citizenship skills in all subject instruction.
  • BYOD Program

    The Pegasus School has chosen to enhance the Middle School curriculum through the adoption of a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) MacBook program, effective in the fall of 2017. The BYOD program gives teachers the opportunity to build from the fifth-grade 1-to-1 MacBook program and expand students’ MacBook knowledge. Click here for more information about the Middle School BYOD Program.

Meet Our Faculty

List of 5 members.

  • Hector  Cortez 

    A/V and Helpdesk Support
    Bio
  • Bj Crabtree 

    Lower School Technology Teacher
    Bio
  • Kathy DeBest 

    Computer Science Teacher
    Bio
  • Nyly Sy 

    Director of Technology
    Bio
  • Ben Tran 

    Helpdesk
    Bio
The Pegasus School is a coed, non-profit, nonsectarian day school in Huntington Beach, California, that serves students in pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. A Pegasus education equips bright, motivated students to achieve future academic success and make a positive impact on society.