Equipment Requirements for Virtual Students
EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR ONLINE STUDENTS
1. An Internet Connection
Broadband, wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE). A speed of 3 Mbps (up/down) is required for each student. For example, if there were 4 students in a family a speed of 12 Mbps (up/down) would be required.
Dual Core 2Ghz or Higher Processor (i3/i5/i7 or AMD equivalent) with 4Gb of RAM.
3. Webcam with HD Streaming
Some suggested models are:
6. iPad & Keyboard
An iPad & keyboard is required for all full-time students and all part-time language and math students. The school issues an iPad & keyboard as part of the book rental fee for full-time students. There is an additional charge of $375 for part-time language and math students.
6. Stylus or Apple Pencil
The Academy offers an equipment rent-to-own package (pictured above) which includes ALL NEEDED ITEMS AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE. The Student Package is highly recommended. Not only has the equipment been tested to meet requirements, but the computer is school-managed to restrict the student from browsing the internet, accessing computer games, etc. Working on a school-managed computer eliminates the need for parental monitoring and helps the student focus on his studies.