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Technology Requirements for Students

Technology is an imperative piece of CCA’s curriculum, as it offers many opportunities for our students to become more engaged in their studies.  To utilize all the many facets of our educational programs, each student in grades K-12 is required to have an electronic device for daily classroom use. 

Lower School: Elementary (K-5) Requirements

iPad OS 15 compatible device with at least 16GB of available space

*Compatible devices to choose from include:

iPad Air (2019)

iPad mini (2019)

iPad (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)

iPad Pro 9.7in (2016) 

iPad Pro 10.5in (2017)

iPad Pro 11in (2018, 2020)

iPad Pro 12.9in (2015, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021)

Recommendations:

Apple has models with 64gb for approximately $349. 

A Case to keep your iPad safe:  The HDE case and is available on Amazon and Walmart.com for less than $20.  This case will not protect the glass from scratches unless you include the screen protector which is purchased separately. The ultimate protection is the OtterBox Defender series or other hard case alternatives that also offer screen protection.

 

Upper school: Middle School (6-8) and High School (9-12) Requirements

Windows laptop or tablet with Windows 10 or 11

Apple laptop manufactured in 2016 or later running MacOS 11 (Big Sur) or MacOS 12 (Monterey)

iPad with 64GB or more (with more than 16GB of available space) manufactured after 2016 (2019 or later recommended) running iPadOS 15 or later

Microsoft Office365 with web based apps (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc) capable of running on the above devices is provided by CCA.

Recommendations: 

For Middle School students, we strongly recommend the purchase/use of the Apple iPad as this device is what our teachers will use on a daily basis.  

An updated antivirus and spyware software is recommended, especially for PC based computers. 

A built-in camera and microphone are required. 

HDMI video adapters are recommended, but not necessary.  

A secure tablet or laptop carrying case.

** Cell phones are not considered an acceptable device and may not be used in the classroom for academic purposes.