At the start of 2017-2018 school year, students in grades 7-12 are required to have an iPad to access ebooks and complete required assignments.
STUDENT iPad RECOMMENDATIONS: Any currently available iPad model, 32GB or higher, full size or mini, will meet students’ school needs. 16GB models are no longer sufficient for school work.
All students in grades 7-12 will be expected to arrive at class each morning with their iPad fully charged and with sufficient free space for required assignments. The school will provide a selection of required apps for all. Please note, eTexts and ebooks, as well as subject specific apps will be billed to student accounts.
There is no requirement for students to own a laptop. Student-owned laptop computers must be in English, or be capable of switching to English, in order to be added to our wireless network and receive support from our technology staff. All Macintosh computers come with the capability to switch between languages. Some Windows systems have that capability but require prior download and installation of language packages.
This link offers some suggestions if you are considering supplying a student with a laptop.
Purchasing an iPad
There are many avenues for purchasing an iPad. Various retailers, including Staples, often offer deals for as much as $50 off select models.
Another good option to consider are the refurbished models offered on the Apple.com website. These units are backed by a full warranty. We have purchased Apple refurbished products for school use in the past and will continue to do so.
We strongly suggest purchasing AppleCare which affords extended warranty coverage and two breakage incidents with a $50 deductible. Also, a basic iPad protective case or cover is strongly suggested.
If you would like the Technology Department to purchase an iPad on your behalf, we will be placing an order later in the summer. All iPads purchased through the school will include AppleCare and a basic protective case. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us.
Click the link at the top of the page for ordering details.