STUDENT DEVICE REQUIREMENTS
Christ Classical Academy acknowledges the invaluable benefits to education provided by current technology and has continued to improve the school’s technological infrastructure and capabilities. CCA requires each upper school student (grades 7-11) to have an electronic device for his or her educational use.
Please review our Honor Code and Technology Policy (Must be signed by student and parent)
While CCA does not require that students own a particular kind or brand of device, each student’s device must meet the following criteria:
•The device must be a laptop or tablet of at least 10 inches in size. (A laptop is preferable and, in some cases, less expensive than many 10-inch tablets.) Phones, iPods, and similarly small devices are not adequate for full educational purposes, which include the use of keyboarding skills, document preparation, and classroom presentations.
•The device must have a full external keyboard that is either hard-wired or connected through Bluetooth or similar wireless technology.
•The device must be capable of wireless internet connectivity, and the student must have access to this capability.
•The device must be equipped with standard word processing and presentation applications, such as Word, Pages, PowerPoint, Keynote, etc. Web-based applications such as Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive must be downloaded to the student’s device.
•The device must be available to the student each day of the school year. The device is a required supply, just as a notebook or planner, and may, in many cases, be required in place of such supplies.
•The device must be wholly compliant with every part of CCA’s Acceptable Use Policy and federal regulations.
In addition to the above requirements, CCA suggests the following considerations:
1. Email access – Each student must have his or her own email account in order to access teacher-designated instructional sites, such as Google Classroom. Also, teachers often communicate assignments and feedback electronically. Students should have their devices synced with their accounts rather than having to login to a website.
2. Backup and storage – Students should have a way of backing up their files. This service will not be provided by CCA at this time.
3. Security – CCA has various network security measures in place. However, parents should consider installing specific protections directly onto students’ devices.
4. Lock screen passcodes.
5.Protective covers – CCA is not responsible for damage to personal devices.
If you have any questions about FACTS SIS (formerly RenWeb) or if you are unable to log-in, please contact the school office.
FACTS / RenWeb ParentsWeb
FACTS SIS (formerly RenWeb) is an online database system that allows parents and students to:
•View school announcements and calendars
•Keep track of attendance
•Check homework assignments
•Access assignment and class grades
•View student schedules
•Access billing information (parents only)