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Laptop Guidelines

For incoming freshmen, please follow these guidelines for purchase of laptops:

Windows Laptop or Convertible Tablet/Laptop

  • Operating System - Windows 10 or later
  • Minimum Screen Size - 11”
  • Minimum Screen Resolution - 1024x768
  • Hard Drive/Storage Capacity - 64GB
  • RAM (Memory) - 4GB
  • Wireless Capability - Wi-Fi (5 Ghz 802.11 ac or n)
  • Camera, microphone and speaker
  • At least one full-size USB port or adapter
  • Minimum Battery Life - 7 hours
  • Required Browser - Chrome
  • Recommended Antivirus Software - Sophos Home (Free Version)
  • Recommended Accessory - Headphones with integrated microphone
  • Preferred but not required: Touch screen and stylus (pen)

MacBook

  • Operating System - macOS 10.12 (Sierra) or later
  • Minimum Screen Size - 11”
  • Minimum Screen Resolution - 1024x768
  • Hard Drive/Storage Capacity - 64GB
  • RAM (Memory) - 4GB
  • Wireless Capability - Wi-Fi (5 Ghz 802.11 ac or n)
  • Camera, microphone and speaker
  • At least one full-size USB port or adapter
  • Minimum Battery Life - 7 hours
  • Required Browser - Chrome
  • Recommended Antivirus Software - Sophos Home (Free Version)
  • Recommended Accessory - Headphones with integrated microphone

Required for All Devices

  • An additional power/charging cable to keep at school
  • Protective case or sleeve
  • Durability to withstand the daily handling by a high school student

Highly Recommended for All Devices

  • Extended warranty to cover accidental damage
  • Insurance policy to cover lost/stolen devices