• In the spring of 2017, Philo Hill Magnet Academy, along with three other middle schools in Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools, was chosen as part of Cohort 5 to receive a Verizon Digital Promise Initiative. This transforming initiative has been providing students technology and skills to succeed in the digital world since 2014. During the 2018-2019 school year, there were 85,000 students, 5,500 teachers, and 100 schools that were impacted through this program. The four main components of the program are Always Available Access, Professional Learning, STEM Opportunties and Research. Each student and staff has an iPAD that includes 15GB data monthly. Our teachers continue to participate in professional development to support students using mobile technology. Teachers are supported so our students can continue to become life-long learners, creators, and problem solvers in a digital community.