What does 1:1 mean for CCHS?
In our 1:1 environment, all full-time students enrolled in grades 9-12 at CCHS will have an Apple laptop for use in school and at home.
- What device will be used?
The standard device is an Apple MacBook Air.
- Why was the Apple laptop selected?
We want our teachers to be able to focus on teaching and learning in the classroom and not on supporting multiple platforms. Most of our teachers have minimal experience with PC’s as we have been using Mac’s for many years. In addition, many of our teachers assign multimedia projects, and the iLife suite is an excellent set of tools for this type of work. While there are also good PC applications available, it is difficult for students to collaborate with one another if they’re using different tools.
Options to Obtain Apple Laptop
How do I get an Apple laptop for my son or daughter?
Moving forward, families will have the following option to obtain an Apple laptop:
- Borrow an Apple Laptop from CCHS – Required for Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
- Laptops that are not provided by CCHS are not permitted
Borrowing a device from CCHS
- How much does it cost to borrow an Apple laptop from CCHS?
Borrowing a laptop is free of charge.
- When will the Distribution of Borrowed laptops happen?
Parents must sign the Laptop Release Form. If this form is signed, students will receive their laptop on the first day of school in their Advisory classroom.
- My student wants to take a course over the summer or needs to write their College Essay. Can they keep their laptop for the summer?
No. The Borrow program is only designed for students to use the laptops during the school year. We need them over the summer to refresh and repair them.
- What happens if the borrowed laptop, protective case, and charger are lost, damaged, or become non-functional?
Laptops that are borrowed by students are treated like any other item provided for the advancement of their education. There is no charge if the item is returned at the end of the year undamaged and in the same condition as lent out. Just like a lost or damaged textbook, your student will be charged the repair or replacement cost of any device damaged or lost due to negligence or intentional damage, including power cord .(examples: lost item, cracked screen, liquid spill). If the issue is caused by hardware failure normally covered under the AppleCare warranty, the device will be repaired or replaced without charge.
- My student damaged a laptop and the quote to repair is expensive. Can I take it somewhere and get it repaired for cheaper?
We require any repair be done at the direction of the CCHS IT Department with an Apple Certified Repair Service using Apple Certified Parts. We do work with a vendor who will assess the damage and repair only those items that are damaged. Apple often assesses the symptom and gives a ‘Worst Case’ scenario quote for repair without identifying the actual damage.
- My student lost or broke their charger. Can I buy a non-Apple replacement to turn in?
Unfortunately, no. There is a significant quality discrepancy between chargers manufactured by Apple and other suppliers. You are more than welcome to purchase a non-Apple charger for your student’s use, but we need either an Apple certified charger or the replacement cost of one ($79) if something happened to the charger originally given to your student. (Accepting a non-Apple charger is similar to someone borrowing an Audi from you and returning a Volkswagen in its place!)
- How does the network work at the CCHS?
ConcordSchoolNet is a powerful, fast network available to students, faculty, and visitors at CCHS. This network provides consistent connectivity for students anywhere in CCHS.
- Many students need hard copies for writing and underlining. Will we have provisions for students who don’t learn well from a screen?
Teachers will use hard copies of materials when appropriate and when requested by students.
- What if my student’s computer is having problems?
Any student (borrowing a computer or bringing their own computer) with technical issues is welcome to bring their device to the Learning Commons Help Desk during any lunch block, or before or after school to Room 245. We are limited in what we can do to help students bringing their own device.
In case of emergency, any student can come to Room 245 at any time for help. The IT team will do our best to resolve the issue in a timely manner. In the event of a hardware problem, students bringing their own device may have to seek hardware support directly from Apple.
- What if my student’s computer does not work at all, or has serious issues that will take time to resolve?
Any student (borrowing a computer or bringing their own computer) can borrow a laptop from IT(Room 245). This will provide time to have the device repaired or can be used as a replacement laptop. For students who lease or bring their own laptop, we ask that students and parents sign the Laptop Loan Agreement prior to receiving a borrowed laptop.
- What should my student do if their laptop needs to be charged during the day?
Whether bringing their own laptop, Leasing to Own, or Borrowing, each student has received a charger. We do not have extra chargers to supply to students during the day. Newer models will likely hold a charge for the school day. Batteries have a life cycle, and it is normal as devices age for batteries to need more frequent charging. We recommend your student bring their fully charged device with their charger every day. We also recommend students place a name tag on the charger. They are often forgotten around the building, and this helps us identify who the charger belongs to. (They are expensive to replace at $79.00.)
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