While this program allows for choice and customization, student devices are required to meet several requirements. This is meant to help families narrow their search, not dictate specific devices. The list of minimum requirements is below this text.
If you have any questions about the BYOD program, please take a moment to review the FAQ found on our website: BYOD FAQ.
Olympus Jr. High School has developed a list of minimum device requirements that are flexible enough to meet the needs of both the classroom and personal preference.
Every student must have Internet access outside of school, either through WiFi or a physical connection, to complete homework assignments. This can be at home, in a relative’s home, or in a public place such as a library or coffeeshop. Families with financial difficulties should investigate if they’re eligible for the Internet Essentials program ($10/month Internet: http://www.internetessentials.com/)
Below is a list of recommended equipment that some students may find useful:
Olympus Jr. High School will provide user-level technology support, such as troubleshooting apps and software issues, to the student body. Physical damage or complex issues will require the families to find options for support off campus. In the event of a damaged device, students will be able to borrow a loaner device until their device has been repaired or replaced. Families are strongly encouraged to consider an extended warranty, breakage policy, or a customer support program when purchasing a new device.