What was once a typical school bus is being transformed into a colorful classroom that can easily move from neighborhood to neighborhood this summer.
Poudre School District's new Mobile Academic Classroom, or MAC, will come equipped with a smart TV, laptops, writing surfaces for students and even an awning to accommodate outdoor learning activities wherever the classroom happens to be parked.
MAC was an idea first developed by Tavelli Elementary School Principal Christine Hendricks as she searched for innovative ways to support her students during their summer break. Shortly after she came up with her plan, two anonymous donors agreed to help fund the project. Ever since, a team of experts have been hard at work retrofitting a repurposed school bus into a portable classroom packed with cutting-edge technology.
MAC is set to hit the road this summer.