Children have a natural curiosity and love for technology. Summit’s integration of technology into classroom learning inspires our students to consume information on a new level.
Technology’s pace is rapid, so each year, we reevaluate curriculum readiness, cost, network infrastructure, teacher training, software, and the impact on students and families.
We offer computer labs, classroom projection, fiber connectivity, campus-wide wifi, and a focus on technology integration in every classroom. Many textbooks now offer online versions, and students are trained to use the latest Microsoft Office products – skills most employers look for in new hires. Canvas is our new Learning Management System that allows students to submit assignments and keep up on work that they may have missed.
In addition, every kindergarten and first-grade class has iPads, every second to fourth-grade class has laptops, and our Intermediate and High School students work in a Bring Your Own Device environment. These laptops – for which we provide antivirus software – expand our students’ learning potential, equipping them with tools to enhance research, study, and collaboration.
BYOD DEVICE SPECIFICATIONS AND MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Under the BYOD Program, students in grades 5-12 are expected to bring their own computing device to school each day. This personal computing device needs to meet the Device Specifications recommended by the school and listed below.
The device specifications identify the minimum system requirements/hardware specifications for student devices and offer guidance on some suggested makes and models so that parents are fully informed about requirements.
|Operating System||OSX 10.11 or Higher||Windows 11|
|Recommended Screen Size||11”-13”||11”-13”|
|Minimum Processor||Apple M1||Intel i5 (Equivalent or Better)|
|Recommended Processor||Apple M1||Intel i5 / AMD Ryzen 5 (Equivalent or Better)|
|Minimum Storage Capacity (SSD or HD)||128GB||128GB|
|Recommended Storage Capacity (SSD or HD)||128GB or Higher||128GB or Higher|
|Recommended RAM||8GB or Higher||8GB or Higher|
|* Wireless||5GHZ 802.11n||5GHZ 802.11n|
|Minimum Battery Life||6 Hours||6 Hours|
|Suggested Accessories||Padded Laptop Backpack; Protective Case/Cover; Earbuds; Service Protection Plan||Padded Laptop Backpack; Protective Case/Cover; Earbuds; Service Protection Plan|
|Software Provided by SCA||Managed Antivirus Software; LanSchool; Canvas; Microsoft Office 365||Managed Antivirus Software; LanSchool; Canvas; Microsoft Office 365|
* This may be advertised as “Dual Band Wireless,” “802.11abgn,” “802.11agn,” “802.11ac,” or “Gigabit Wireless.”
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