1:1 iPad Program
Jesuit 1:1 Program with iPads
In 2017-18, Jesuit enters the fourth year of its 1:1 Program with the Apple iPad Air. The first three years were extremely successful, as faculty and students have embraced the iPad as a powerful tool for enhancing student learning.
Since 2014, teachers have adopted innovative instructional methods that engage students in ways never before possible, and students have learned to manage their academic tasks -- such as note taking, studying, composing papers, and preparing presentations -- using the iPad. They are accomplishing these tasks in multimedia-rich manners more than before. Collaboration among students and teachers has increased as the iPad and related tools have made it easy to share ideas in real-time. More than 90% of textbooks are now digital.
In short, the use of iPads and other new technologies is assisting our teachers in providing the rigorous and personal education that is a hallmark of Jesuit pedagogy.
Below is a list of frequently asked questions about our 1:1 Program. Please review them before contacting Jesuit with any additional questions.
Jesuit High School 1:1 Program FAQs
Every student at Jesuit High School is equipped with a school-owned Apple iPad Air. This device is designed to help improve learning and develop the 21st century skills vital to his future success. This device is paid for in the first year and will remain with the student until graduation. If a student withdraws during the first year, any balance owed on the device must be paid for or the device may be returned.
The $430 iPad Fee covers the following:
- A new generation 32GB Apple iPad.
- 3 years of AppleCare+ protection
- A protective case for the iPad
Jesuit’s financial assistance program only applies to tuition, meaning the iPad fee would not be covered. However, the iPad fee is covered by the Step Up For Students scholarship for eligible students.
No, each student must use his Jesuit-issued Apple iPad Air at school.
Additional costs of the program include course specific apps and/or other digital material. Many of these costs will be billed as course fess and will appear on the course materials list.
Jesuit selects its textbooks and course materials based on what best supports the curriculum. We are committed to adopting electronic textbooks when available and appropriate. Since 2015, more than 90% of student texts at Jesuit have been electronic. Even when electronic materials are chosen for a particular course, students are permitted to use a print version.
The student is financially responsible for the full cost of a lost or stolen iPad
For damaged iPads, AppleCare+ covers each student for up to two incidents of accidental damage from handling of your iPad, each subject to a $49 service fee plus applicable tax. After a student’s second incident the student will be required to pay the full cost of the damage. Students are responsible for having a working iPad at all times.
If a student is in need of a repair to his iPad, he MUST bring the iPad to the helpdesk at the school. The helpdesk is fully equipped to facilitate the repairs. Repairs should only take a couple of days, and students will be given a loaner until the iPad is replaced.
The iPad is used on a significant basis campus-wide. Like any tool in our classrooms, it is not used 100% of the time, and certainly there are times when more traditional methods are used.
In future years we may be able to eliminate the need for calculators in favor of utilizing calculator apps on the iPad. Currently, however, iPads are not permitted on standardized tests. Therefore, in addition to the iPad, a calculator is needed. To ensure that students are properly trained and comfortable with the use of an appropriate calculator, Jesuit requires the purchase of either the TI-84 Plus calculator or the TI-84 Plus Silver Edition.
Jesuit successfully adopted Canvas as its Learning Management System in 2013, giving students and teachers greater access to course materials, channels of communication, and multiple tools to enrich their classes. The 1:1 Program complements and enhances Canvas by allowing students to access this important course management system across campus throughout the day.
The iPad is the mobile device most commonly used in Jesuit schools around the country, and it offers the best combination of characteristics for our academic program. These include:
- Extreme portability (small and lightweight)
- An abundance of available academic content
- Instant-on, and great battery life
These are just a few of the reasons why the iPad is best for Jesuit and offers tremendous possibilities for the classroom experience. However, we continuously evaluate the mobile device landscape as we plan our technology usage for the future.
Jesuit High School's web filtering prevents inappropriate and/or malicious web content while students are connected at school. When connected to WiFi in other places, students have to use the Internet responsibly, just as they do at home. Parents are responsible for monitoring their son’s use of the iPad off campus.
The iPad is required to be at school every day fully charged. Charging stations are not provided at Jesuit. Students should get into the habit of charging them overnight.