Some Grand Valley students are ditching the traditional textbooks for modern-day technology.

The District 51 Foundation awarded Grand Junction High School and the Riverside Education Center with over $10,000 worth of Chromebooks Wednesday afternoon.

The two education centers will be sharing the 30 laptops. GJHS can use the technology during school hours and students at Riverside can work on them after school.

This distribution is part of the foundation’s mission to provide professional learning for teachers and technology for students.

“It’s just an exciting opportunity for us to be apart of it, we know that technology is so key for our students and to be able to make a donation like this is a big deal,” said Angela Christensen, Executive Director at D51 Foundation.

Dahlia Saenz, a student at GJHS added, “It’s portable first of all, through REC we can rent them, so we can take them home for the kids who don’t have computer access.”

The foundation has one last check presentation to award later this year.

The school, which yet to be revealed, will also receive a set of Chromebooks that they can use for their everyday learning.