1:1 Student Laptop Program
Area high schools and the parents who send their children to St. Thomas Aquinas School all know how very dedicated our school is to the intellectual growth of each student. Our graduates enter high school ready for success with solid study skills and a real foundation in academics and ethics and morals.
St. Thomas Aquinas recognizes high school preparation must include Digital Citizenship and competency in the essential skills of the digital student.
To this end, St. Thomas Aquinas School has established a 1:1 student laptop program for all
7th and 8th grade students.
This school program demonstrates dedication to our students' education and honors our parents' investment in it. Our school is the only area Middle School to make this investment in our students' hi-tech high school preperation.
Over the summer, all parents of 7th and 8th grade students will receive regular email updates about the school's 1:1 laptop program. And they will receive an invitation to schedule a review of the new School/Parent/Student responsibilities that come with the 24/7 use of a student laptop.
What if I have questions?
Please send questions to Mrs. T at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What about Insurance?
The school has purchased insurance that covers accidental damage. On the day the parent & student pick-up their laptop, student accounts will be charged $50 for this insurance coverage. Like home, car and health insurance, there is a co-pay/deductible that is additonal and above the cost of the insurance. Each repair event requires a $50 deductible.
Yes. The 7th and 8th grade school supply list now includes the required purchase of a headset and a Neoprene case or sleeve to help protect the laptop.
Are there additional school supplies to buy?
Headset should have attached microphone.
Headsets break easily, so purchasing an expensive set
it is not recommended.
Cases can be any school-appropriate color or style.
But it suggested that its size accomodates 13" and has
an outside zipped pocket to carry the charger and headset.
Parents may elect to buy two; one for the laptop and
the other for the charger and headset.