Welcome - 1:1 Program & Bringing our Own Device
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Welcome to QCSD's 1:1 Laptop Program
 
The Quakertown Community School District One to One / BYOD Information is designed to provide students with a learning environment that promotes “anytime, anywhere” learning. This year, all high school students (grades 9-12) will have the opportunity to bring in their own personal computer (laptop) for educational use throughout the school day. Any student choosing not to bring their own personally-owned computer will have the option of borrowing a computer from the school district. The following options are available to students:

Option #1

Students may purchase a  laptop computer independent of the school district for use during and after school hours. Students who select this option:

  • May use the device for personal use after school hours.
  • May install personally-owned software on the device.
  • Assume responsibility for all technical support, repairs and general maintenance of the device.
  • Must adhere to the QCSD Acceptable Use Policy

 
Minimum system requirements
2GB Memory (4GB recommended)
1024 x 768 screen resolution or above,
250 GB hard drive
Wireless network card
USB port
Operating system:
     - Windows 7/8/10
     - Mac OSX
 

 

 

Option #2

Students may borrow a district-owned laptop for use during and after school hours. Students who select this option:

  • Must pay a $35.00 usage fee* each year to cover accidental damages that may occur while in the possession of the student.
  • Any damages that occur to district-owned equipment due to the student’s negligence may result in financial accountability on the part of the student (Click Here to view a sample list of incidents that will be covered by the usage fee).
  • Lost or stolen equipment may result in prorated financial accountability.
  • Must return the device to the district prior to leaving for summer break for routine maintenance and software updates. Students may pick up the device after reimaging is complete.
  • May assume ownership of the device at the end of the student’s senior year with the following conditions:
    • Student has paid the annual usage fee for a total of four years ($140.00), or
    • Student has paid the equivalent value of four years of usage fees ($140.00).
  • May not install personally-owned software on the device.
  • May not use the device for personal use.
  • Must adhere to the QCSD Acceptable Use Policy.


Option #3

Students receiving free or reduced lunch services may borrow a district-owned laptop for use during and after school hours. Students who qualify for this option:

  • Are exempt from paying the annual insurance fee.
  • Any damages that occur to district-owned equipment due to the student’s negligence may result in financial accountability on the part of the student (Click here to view a sample list of incidents that will be covered by the usage fee).
  • Lost or stolen equipment may result in prorated financial accountability.
  • Must return the device to the district prior to leaving for summer break for routine maintenance and software updates. Students may pick up the device after reimaging is complete.
  • May assume ownership of the device at the end of the student’s senior year with the following condition:
    • Student has paid the equivalent value of four years of usage fees ($140.00).
  • May not install personally-owned software on the device.
  • May not use the device for personal use.
  • Must adhere to the QCSD Acceptable Use Policy.


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