Michigan Collegiate provides a technology-enriched educational environment. We believe that technology should be an integral part of each student's education experience. For the 2023-2024 school year, each student will be able to access the school's computers and network, as well as, connect to resources on the Internet. The following Policies and Regulations describe the school's official position regarding technology and the Internet. Students and parents/guardians of students are required to read and sign the Michigan Collegiate Acceptable Use Agreement. The "signature sheet" will be kept on file for the duration of your student's admission to Michigan Collegiate.
Acceptable Use: The use of Technology at MC is a privilege extended to students, faculty, and staff to enhance learning and exchange information. School computers must be for educational and research purposes or for use (such as email) approved by school staff.
Unacceptable Use: The internet will not be used to harass, insult, or attack others. Obscene and defamatory language will not be permitted. The network will not be used to access or transmit offensive messages or pictures. Users may not trespass in someone else's folders, work, or files or disrupt the use of the network by others. Vandalism of the network will result in the cancellation of privileges. Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to harm, modify, or destroy computer hardware or systems, data of another user, Internet, or any other networks.
Security: All messages created, sent, or retrieved over the internet are the property of MC and should be considered public information. MC reserves the right to access and monitor all messages and files on the computer system. Students who can identify a security problem on the network must notify the Network Administrator.
Network Administration: Email and any other accounts on the network are not private. Accounts will be monitored randomly on a regular basis. Computer files are the sole property of the owner and may not be viewed without the owner's permission; however, the Network Administration may audit any network activities. All communication and information accessible via the network should not be assumed to be private property. Electronic mail (email) is not private. Network Administration does have access to all email.
Encounter of Controversial Material: With access to the Internet, also comes the availability of material that may not be considered to be of educational value in the context of the school setting. MC has taken precautions to restrict access to controversial materials with the use of Internet filtering software, Cyber Patrol. However, on a global network it is impossible to control all materials and an industrious user may discover controversial information. It is the user's responsibility not to initiate access of such material. If inappropriate material is encountered, it is the student's responsibility to turn off the monitor and report the information to the teacher immediately.
Respect the Computer Equipment: The system is a valuable educational tool that can easily be damaged if users are not careful. Users must act responsibly around the equipment. Users must not tamper with any of the equipment, even if they believe they are fixing a hardware problem. To reduce the possibility of introducing or spreading computer viruses, users MAY NOT download or install files from any other sources. Disks, USB Drives, or DVDs from home can only be used if approved by a technology staff member.
Copyright Law: Follow copyright law, patient law, and licensing agreements for software programs and other data.
Respect Resources: Students must get approval from the technology staff before printing documents longer than 10 pages black and white or any color printing. The teacher must approve printing in the classroom. Only staff members (and those designated staff) can use the scanner.
Michigan Collegiate, through a designated representative(s), reserves the right to access, read, and delete any information stored on the network including documents, email and other files. Individuals who do not adhere to the Acceptable Use Agreement are subject to disciplinary action including but not limited to loss of computers/network access. Disciplinary action will be based upon MC policy and the applicable Student Code of Conduct.