We believe that student access to technology is a critical component in education. With the integration of the one-to one-laptop program, we are making progress toward providing our students with the very best tools to learn and grow. At LHS, we want technology to be the lever for classroom instruction that is more student centered, collaborative, project-based and focused on higher order thinking skills. Students will have two options at LHS for acquiring the Laptop device. Students may purchase their own Apple Laptop capable of running OS X Mountain Lion, or choose to lease an Apple MacBook Air laptop device from LHS.
LHS Laptop Lease Option
LHS will offer one device designed specifically by Apple for 1:1 programs in the high school environment. The contents of the lease option are as follows:
- Apple 13” MacBook Air for Education
- Power supply
- Protective laptop case
- Software and Support
- Possession/Use of computer for school term
- Price per month / 12 month term – $41.25 monthly
A re-enrolled student previously taking part in the LHS lease program will remain in possession of their issued laptop over the summer, and use for the following school year with a new lease agreement at the previous years price. At the end of a student’s time attending LHS, or withdrawal from the lease program, the laptop will be required to be returned to LHS. The computer and licensed software are the property of LHS. Requests to purchase the leased laptop at the time of withdrawal or graduation can be made for the remaining outstanding balance of the initial purchase price of the machine or possible negotiation for purchase at fair market value to be determined. At the end of a students time at LHS, the student agrees to return the laptop in the same condition it was issued less reasonable wear.
Student Owned Laptop Option
A student may choose to acquire ownership of their own Apple Laptop device for use at LHS. The device may be either a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, 13 inches or larger, and must be capable of running the Mac OSX Mountain Lion operating system. The parent and student must agree to the appropriate user agreements, and grant LHS access to the device, to grant control of administrative rights to administer the necessary network settings conforming the device to meet the 1 to 1 program requirements, and the loading of required classroom software, including monitoring and management software. It is the intention of LHS to only manage the admin rights and software necessary to meet program compliance. A computer that is owned by the student will have all software removed that is property of LHS upon withdrawal or graduation.
Minimum System Requirements
- 13-inch, Mid-2009 or later
- 15-inch, Mid/Late 2007 or later
- 17-inch, Late 2007 or later
13-inch, Late 2008 or later
Any MacBook that was not used previously for your student for use at LHS may need to be given to the LHS Technology Department at Saints Sign Up Day. The LHS Tech Department will secure the machine and then prepare the device with the required software and network configurations, also, the Parent and Student will need to sign and submit the LHS Technology Code of Conduct form at that time. The LHS Tech Department will need the MacBook computer, and the administrative password, but does not need or want possession of chargers or carrying cases for these machines. The computer will be returned to the student prior to the beginning of 1st Period on the first day of school.