La Salle's Innovation and Design Department hosted prospective 7th & 8th Graders and their families on campus for STEM Night on October 4, 2021.
La Salle College High School supports one of the most advanced networks available in secondary education. As a nationally-recognized leader in technology, La Salle’s wireless campus allows for high-speed internet access while The Lab Manager Program prepares students for ongoing opportunities in the world of information technology.
The redesigned Adobe Design and eSports Lab allows students in our Adobe Design Academy classes to utilize state of the art computers. After school hours, these Alienware Aurora PCs are used by our eSports team to practice and compete in numerous video games.
Processor – 11th Generation Intel Core i9-11900F
Memory – 64GB
Storage – 1TB SSD (Boot) + 1TB 7200RPM SATA (Storage)
Graphics – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
Display – 27” LG Gaming Monitor
The Teaching Lab is where many Innovation and Design Courses are taught. Students can use one of 12 Dell Desktops or they can connect their laptop to one of 16 USB-C monitors to utilize a second screen.
Processor - 10th Generation Intel Core i5-10600
Memory – 16GB
Storage – 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD
Display – 27” UltraSharp Monitor
Installed Programs – Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Autodesk, Hyper-V
The Research Lab, located in the McShain Library, is used as a quiet study area as well as a place for students to catch up on work. All computers are loaded with the same software as the Teaching Lab
- Processor - Dual Core Intel i5
- Memory - 8GB
- Storage - 500GB Storage Drive
- Display - 1920x1080 Full HD
- Installed Programs - Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office 2013, Autodesk
The Midi Lab is used by the Music Department for the Music Business and Technology Course where students create their own Music. The Midi Lab is the only Mac Lab in La Salle.
- Processor - Quad Core Intel i5
- Memory - 8GB
- Storage - 1TB Storage Drive
- Display - 1920x1080 Full HD
- Graphics - Nvidia GeForce 640M
- Installed Programs - Garage Band, Sibelius, Finale
The new Content Creation and Innovation Studio is home to the WEXPtv Media Network. WEXP is La Salle College High School’s student run media network.
Students produce a weekly online broadcast focusing on life at La Salle. All students in the program get access to the Adobe Creative Cloud to create digital content at school and at home. You can view the show live online during the school year at www.youtube.com/wexptv.
In addition to producing a live daily show, the TV studio and Multimedia Editing Computer Lab are an integral part of La Salle's Digital Multimedia Curriculum. La Salle offers three levels of Multimedia Production Courses: Multimedia Productions, Advanced Multimedia Productions and Multimedia Management. Students gain hands-on experience using the latest digital technology to shoot, edit and share digital content using the Adobe Creative Suite. To see examples of our student work visit the multimedia gallery and La Salle's YouTube Channel.
The Content Creation Studio also serves as the centerpiece of the Sports Information Club - a club that updates the school community about the latest news about La Salle's Athletic department including video highlights, interviews, and podcasts with our coaches and athletes. You can find more info about the Sports Information Club at www.twitter.com/LaSalle_Sports.
La Salle’s industry-leading 1,200+ user network is powered by next-generation, multi-gigabit Cisco Meraki networking equipment and an agile Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform. The fully wireless campus is engineered to deliver a secure and seamless end user experience for both students and staff alike. The intelligent networking environment at La Salle not only fosters creativity, collaboration, and innovation but also serves as a learning opportunity for students. The network is supported by our award-winning Student Lab Managers along with full-time staff administrators. Together, students and staff drive innovation, keeping La Salle well ahead of the technology curve.
La Salle offers our students 4 robotics teams and various course curriculum in the Innovation and Design Department.
Harrison Karsch ’23 & Braden Hynes ’22 recently completed the KYW Newstudies Program. This program, typically held at the KYW Studios in downtown Philadelphia, was held virtually for the 1st time in 52 years.
La Salle student Sean Mitchell ’20 successfully obtained a high-level industry networking certification.
Student Lab Managers at La Salle work with Folding@Home to Donate Computing Power to Find Answers to COVID19