Greater Atlanta Christian Schools has launched a massive Apple technology initiative that will put new laptops in the hands of more than 1,200 students–and higher tuition bills in the mailboxes of parents, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Starting in August, the Norcross, Ga., private school will equip every student in grades 6 through 12 with a new MacBook loaded with school software in one of Apple’s largest school technology rollouts in the nation. The laptops will be paired with another tool many tech-savvy students already have–an iPod. School president David Fincher sent eMails to parents to inform them about the initiative. "Learning at Greater Atlanta Christian is about to take a mighty leap forward," Fincher wrote. The laptops will carry insurance and tech support. Students, however, must provide their own iPod Touch devices. "We are all very excited," said eighth-grader Sam Weyen, who uses his parents’ laptop at home. "We are not going to have to fight over the computer anymore."

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