College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

Technology Requirements

2021-2022 School Year

STUDENT REQUIREMENT

GRADE

CLASS

NEW

COST

RETURNING

COST

PROCESS

3

2031

Purchase new Chromebook

Estimate : $600*

N/A

N/A

Purchase from DSR

4 & 5

2030
2029

Purchase new Chromebook

Estimate : $600*

Purchase new Chromebook

Estimate : $600

Purchase from DSR

6

2028

School provided Chromebooks

N/A

School provided Chromebook

N/A

N/A

7-12

2027, 26, 25, 24, 23, & 22

 

 

 

 

Laptop Computer

 

 

 

 

Estimate:

$1,500

 

 

 

 

Laptop Computer

 

 

 

 

Estimate:

$1,500

Families purchase laptop of their choice from vendor of their choice.  Computers purchased through DSR will be shipped to the school and can be picked up at orientation.

*Chromebook price is subject to change due to COVID demands.

Chromebooks

It has been 9 years (2012) since we first implemented the 1:1 iPad program in Lower School grades 5 and 6.  Three years ago, we established a 1:1 Chromebook program for grades 3 and 4. We’ve since learned that the Chromebooks are an incredible tool for learning, with features that will better serve the needs of all of our Lower School students.  Through teacher, student, and parent feedback, we’ve decide to expand the use of Chromebooks to grades 5 and 6.  For the 2021 – 2022 school year, all Lower School students will use the Chromebook for our 1:1 device program. Students entering grades 3, 4, and 5 will be asked to purchase a new, warrantied Chromebook that they will use throughout their Lower School experience.  As we recognize that our rising grader 6 students purchased an iPad at the beginning of grade 5, grade 6 students will be issued a school provided Chromebook for the 2021-2022 school year.

Laptop Computers

B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Computer) Students in grades 7-12 are asked to bring a reliable and approved laptop to school each day with the following specifications:

 

Device

Required Specs

Recommended Specs

Option 1

PC Laptop (windows)

  • Dual Core Processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 128 GB SSD
  • Windows 10
  • Extended care warranty (if purchased through DSR)
  • Quad Core Processor
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 256 GB SSD

Option 2

Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, Macbook

  • Dual Core Processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 128 GB SSD
  • Max OS X 10.14 Mojave or newer
  • Apple Care extended warranty
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 256 GB SSD
  • OSX 10.14 Mojave

 

Families are welcome to purchase a laptop computer from the vendor/reseller of their choice.  If you would like to purchase a computer from DSR computer, the IT team will be selecting approved models for you to choose from.  If you already have a useable computer that has the required specs, you should not need to buy anything new. 

DSR Computer

DSR is an authorized reseller of computer technology equipment for Toshiba, Lenovo, HP, Asus, Acer, Dell, Apple, Fujitsu and Sony among many others.  They are also an authorized service provider (warranty/non-warranty repairs) for the listed computer manufacturers.

**PLEASE NOTE**  DSR has no affiliation with Holton-Arms School.  They are a vendor that has provided service to us and a lot of our peer schools for many years.  If you purchase from them, you are not “buying through the school” – you are simply purchasing from a vendor we know and trust.  All sales through DSR are final and subject to their return policies.

Microsoft Office

Most of our students use G Suite for their productivity apps.  If you would prefer to use Microsoft Office, a free copy can be provided for Apple and PC platforms.  Instructions on how to install will be provided at orientation in August.

The technology team is looking forward to working with all of you in the coming year. Please watch for detailed information about pricing, financial aid, and ordering this spring.