Student Technology Services (STS) was founded in the spring of 2001 through a "matching funds" grant awarded by S.O.S. (Students For Other Students), a non-profit organization promoting peer mentoring. High school students interested in joining STS must be recommended by teachers and must undergo an application process. Only two to three freshmen students are chosen each year based on skills such as reliability, trustworthiness, initiative, and communication.
Students take the courses Student Technology Service I, II, III, and IV as they progress through high school. During their assigned class period and other times throughout the day, they perform many technology-related support services for staff and students. They provide support with hardware and software, assist staff with technology integration, troubleshoot various issues, and document their work. STS students are also required to assist with ALSTV Archers Live
, the school's live morning broadcasts, by manning the technology control room and occasionally anchoring broadcasts. In addition, STS students run technology BOOT camps during the summer to train new STS interns and other students on various aspects of technology. The school employs some of the STS students during the summer as well.
STS members are a vital part of our school, as they help manage the ever-changing and expansive technology resources availabe to our staff and students. Current students members include Lydia Brewer, Zach Devall, Owen Franks, Luke Krouse, Lydia Krouse, Alex Lehman, Aiden Lichty, Kyliegh Logan, Gaige McMichael, Jessica Thornell, and Kayden Winslow.