McClure, Ms.
Technology Department Chair
Milton, Ms.

Applied Technology Magnet


About ATM

The ATM program is among the very best computer programs in California. To be in the ATM program, students must commit to the entire 3 year program. This means their elective for each year of middle school will be technology. Students learn advanced technical skills and use professional software to prepare them to enter more advanced programs in high school, college, and future careers.

Qualifications for ATM

Students Must Have:

  • A real interest in technology
  • Some experience on the computer (either at home or in elementary school)
  • Proficient test scores
  • Es and Ss in behavior
  • Chosen ATM as their first choice on their elective form
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All About ATM at Bancroft

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2017-2018 Teacher of the Year


Computer Electives (Non-ATM)

Intro to Computers: Students develop beginning word-processing, research, and presentation skills including the correct use of the keyboard. Desktop publishing techniques incorporating graphics and text is also taught.  

Intermediate Computers: Introductory skills are reinforced and new applications are introduced including the development of spreadsheets. Students deal with legal, social and ethical issues related to the use of computers in our daily life.

Advanced Computers: Students create their own web page, which showcases their proficiencies. Legal, social and ethical issues related to the use of computers in our daily life continue to be reinforced.