In grades 9-12, we require students to bring their own laptop device (BYOD) to school each day, a model in which students and their families can choose a computing device that best fits their needs and meets the school's specifications. In this way, students will be able to harness all of the benefits of accessing their personal devices inside and outside of the classroom, while teachers will be able to expand the number and types of learning activities that utilize technology.
Please click here to review the school's BYOD Hardware Requirements for devices brought to school by students. This is especially important if you are planning to buy a new device soon.We do not provide any financial assistance to purchase these machines.Orna
Good Morning,We have a bring your own device policy, however, only allow Chromebooks as part of our tech policy. We have a strict tech policy (our students don't have cell phones on campus and only have wifi in academic areas - we're a boarding school) and Chromebooks allow for easy management software to be loaded and filters applied.
Because Chromebooks come in a range of pricing (~$125-$400+), it allows families to spend as much, or as little, as they want. We also encourage all families to buy a cheaper model with the reasoning that so much will change in technology in even just their 4 years of high school that they will probably want a newer model by graduation.
We have a full page "Chromebook Policy" that is sent out with our enrollment forms that explains the range of cost and the few recommendations we have on RAM size and accessories. We have only ever had one family express concern of paying for a Chromebook, in which case we helped them purchase one. Even our full-need families have found a means of purchasing a Chromebook for their child(ren).
I hope this helps.