St. Dominic High School Logo

Technology

Two female high school students work together on an iPad in a classroom

All St. Dominic High School students use iPads to read textbook materials, take notes and collaborate with peers.

Technology Frequently Asked Questions

Does SDHS require all students to have an iPad?

Yes, all students who attend St. Dominic High School are required to purchase an iPad.

Which iPad should I buy?

St. Dominic recommends, at minimum, the 64 GB iPad Air. Since the iPads use our Wi-Fi network, no data package is required. Some students currently use the iPad Mini and are pleased with their devices. However, the majority of our students utilize a full-sized iPad.

Do students need to purchase any apps?

St. Dominic High School provides all of the iBooks and apps that are used in each student’s coursework. These items are given to students at the start of each school year.

Should we purchase any iPad accessories?

St. Dominic recommends students have a cover or case to protect their device from damage. Any brand cover/case is acceptable. Many students find a keyboard helpful, too.

Does St. Dominic provide financial aid for the purchase of an iPad?

All tuition assistance and scholarship funds must be applied to tuition costs.

May students opt to use a different type of tablet?

Although we recognize other electronic tablets exist, our curriculum exclusively uses the iPad.

Does St. Dominic sell iPads?

No. Given the widespread availability of iPads by different retailers, parents may purchase iPads from Apple or store of their choice.

Is most of the student work paperless?

Yes. Students and teachers exchange assignments and projects for all classes through Google Classroom.

What happens if a student breaks his or her iPad? What if it goes missing or stolen?

Similar to cell phones, the iPad is the property of the family who purchased it. It is up to the student to properly care for, protect and secure his or her iPad at all times. Parents should strongly consider purchasing an extended care or insurance program available from Apple at the time of purchase. Please know that replacement programs cover damage or malfunctions, not lost or stolen iPads.

Contact

Elizabeth Murphy

Elizabeth Murphy

Technology Coordinator

School Calendar

Twitter