Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Since the 2014 school year St. Joseph has been an iPad 1:1 school where all students are required to purchase their own iPad for use at school.
- Q: Which iPad should I buy?
- Q: What else is needed for the iPad?
- Q: Will St. Joseph High School be selling iPads?
- Q: Will St. Joseph provide financial aid for the purchase of an iPad?
- Q: May students opt out of buying an iPad?
- Q: Are digital textbooks available on the iPad?
- Q: Will students be allowed to use the school’s Wi-Fi network to get Internet access?
- Q: What happens if a student breaks his iPad or if it goes missing or stolen?
- Q: Will students be restricted from installing their own music, games or apps?
- Q: Are there additional steps the school recommends to protect iPads from getting lost or stolen?
- Q: Will students still need a desktop computer at home once they have an iPad?
- Q: Do I have to have Internet connection at home for my child to use the iPad?
- Q: Will the Internet be filtered on the iPad?
- Q: Has St. Joseph High School established some rules to help promote iPad security at school?
A: St. Joseph requires students to have the following:
- A cover/case to protect their device from damage (any brand cover/case is acceptable).
- Parents should strongly consider purchasing an extend care or an insurance replacement program available at many retailers at the time of purchase.
- An Apple ID account and an iTunes account for the purchasing of apps.
- An iCloud account with “find my iPhone/iPad” app installed.
A: Similar to cell phones, the iPad is the student/parent’s property and it will be the student's responsibility to properly care for, protect and secure the iPad at all times. Some retailers will replace your broken or damaged iPad with a new one if you buy into their replacement program. Please know that replacement programs cover damage or malfunctions, not lost or stolen iPads.
A: Under most circumstances, no. Students will be able to install their own music, games, or apps, similar to their phones. Please be aware that with the 16 GB model students will not be able to store excessive amounts of music, games, photos or apps. Similar to our cell phone policy, inappropriate photos or other images will not be allowed on the iPad.
A: While students are required to register their iPad with the school, parents and students should also record their iPad serial number at home. It is also recommended that students have their name engraved on the iPad. Investigate whether your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance would cover a lost or stolen iPad. Make sure you install the “Find my iPhone” app (it uses GPS to locate your iPad).