As a school that prides itself on its innovative educational technology program, each student is expected to bring their own device or devices to bring to school. We see the device as another educational tool used to help the individual student achieve success now, and in the real world. We expect the family to have purchased a device no later than July 31st. It is up to each family to choose where they would like to purchase or acquire the device.
There are 2 devices that meet all of the educational requirements of the school: a laptop or a hybrid laptop/tablet/slate with keyboard and pen. Either of these should be the primary device used by the student.
Each device purchased needs to be able to connect to the school wireless network (Wi-Fi).
Students may also bring secondary devices to use in the classroom such as a smart phone, iPad, or Android tablet with the knowledge that these particular devices may not adequate in certain situations, such as typing a long term paper with research.
Each teacher is responsible for letting the students know which devices are suitable for each particular lesson. When devices are in the classroom, it is the responsibility of the student to use the device or devices appropriately for education.
We have a full time device technician on staff, Mr. Josh Brandt. If any device breaks, Mr. Brandt will diagnose each device and provide a solution. We do not charge labor when fixing devices but we do charge for parts. Mr. Brandt does an excellent job of procuring quality parts at the lowest possible price. We pride ourselves on getting devices back to students as soon as possible.
We are a Windows environment but we do allow Macs. They are more difficult for us to repair, however Mr. Brandt will do his best on any device that is brought to him. If he cannot fix it he will help facilitate a repair for you.
Overall, we love technology and what it can do for students!