Beginning with the fall semester of the 2011-2012 academic year, high school freshmen and sophomores will be required to bring their own laptop for use in class and at home. Many of our teachers use interactive technology in the classroom and seamless access for students is very important. Academy provides campus-wide wireless Internet to ensure that students have access to the most current tools and online resources.
Technology has and will continue to become increasingly important in our lives, and at Academy we believe students should be able demonstrate a high-degree of computer proficiency before they graduate from high school.
A list of specifications that will make your child’s computer compatible with our system can be found below. We have negotiated educational pricing with several vendors and have included links to their website.
Minimum Laptop Requirements
250 GB hard drive
Dual core processor
2 GB memory
DVD ROM / CD Burner
2 USB ports
Minimum Software Requirements
Office 2007 Standard
Windows XP, Service Pack 3
Virus protection (Suggested: Kaspersky or Vipre/Sunbelt Software)
Microsoft Office for Mac
Mac OS X Snow Leopard
Virus protection (optional)
Vendors Offering Educational Pricing
Apple – Academy’s Apple Education Store
CompUSA – Academy’s CompUSA Store
Dell – Academy’s Dell Store
(Member id is not necessary)
*Laptops, like cars, come in a wide range and offer a number of options. For academic purposes, a laptop need not exceed these minimum requirements.