Families have the option to acquire a laptop from any source, including:
- the Academy
- any retailer
- already owned
You want a device that LINKS you to a world of learning possibilities. The LINKS guide (below) will help you through the process of choosing a laptop that will accompany your student throughout the rest of his/her time at the Academy.L
Is the device a true laptop with accessible file structure and adequate storage? If it's an Android tablet, iPad, Kindle Fire, or Chromebook, it does not
meet this criterion.I
Does the device allow the user to communicate, collaborate, create, and consume through an Internet connection, microphone, and camera?N
o more than 5 years old
Will your device be 5 years or younger at the time of graduation? Or, are you prepared to update it, so that it is not older than 5 years at any given time before graduation?K
Does the device have a physical keyboard that's comfortable to use for long stretches of writing?S
Can software be installed on the device? Does the device support office productivity applications, consisting at a minimum of a word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation program?
If you can answer "yes" to all the above questions, then the device is ready for a digital learning environment at school and home.Click here to access a printer-friendly version of this information.