One-to-One Technology Program

St. Teresa’s Academy uses the latest technology to improve and enhance the quality and depth of education. Our One-to-One Technology Program provides every student with a computer for lease throughout the school year. The device serves as a tool for the student to access information and technologies necessary for advanced instruction and learning. Broadening access to global resources through the One-to-One program is just one part of our technology vision and supports the Academy’s commitment to excellence in education.

View the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

The Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 is the student device from 2020 through 2024.  View the device technical specifications.

View information about the warranty STA provides with each device.

Q: What device will you provide my daughter?
A: New devices are introduced to students every four years.  The Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 has been selected for the 2020 through 2024 school years.

Q: Can I purchase a device for my daughter in lieu of utilizing this program?
A: No. The provided devices will be loaded with STA-specific software. Personal devices not associated with the One-to-One program will not have access to the STA wireless network.

Q: Do we need to buy insurance?
A: Please view information about the device warranty for more detailed information.

Q: Do we own these devices?
A: No, these devices are owned by St. Teresa’s Academy and are leased to you while your daughter is enrolled.  At the end or her senior year, she will be required to return her device back to the Academy.

We do offer device selection help should your daughter wish to explore devices that are available prior to graduation.

Q: Why is St. Teresa’s providing devices to all students?
A: Our one-to-one program will open doors to new educational opportunities necessary for success within the global world around us.  All students will have access to the latest software, including Adobe Creative Cloud programs such as InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Web access will be available to students from anywhere on campus. Just as importantly, this program is designed to eliminate the weight of textbooks our students carry on their backs.

Q: Will my daughter have access to her device over the summer?
A: Students keep their devices with them year round, including over the summer!

Q: In what ways will my daughter use her device?
A: Your daughter’s device will provide her with expanded communication and classroom tools, including enhanced abilities to conduct research; take notes; and access PowerSchool for online assignments, quizzes and exams with the opportunity for immediate feedback.

Q: What happens if my daughter loses/damages her device or finds it is not working correctly?
A: Please click here to read about our provided warranty and accidental damage coverage.  This link also provides information about technical issues and procedures that should be followed.

Q: Will devices replace all classroom textbooks?
A: Textbooks will be replaced on an individual basis as new, electronic books become available. Not all of our textbooks are currently available in an electronic format. Several hardbound textbooks will be available for checkout or use in the library.  Workbooks will still be purchased and used where necessary.

Q: Can either myself or my daughter load software to her device?
A: No.  Policies will be in place that prohibit the installation of additional software onto school devices.

Q: How will my daughter be protected online?
A: Our devices come preloaded with Antivirus, Anti-Malware and Internet Filtering software that are continuously updated both on and off campus.

Q: Will students be allowed to print documents from their devices at school?
A: Yes, students will have access to student printers while on campus with printing restrictions. We ask that students do not attempt to print an excessive number of pages (e.g. chapters from textbooks).

Q: What should we do if my daughter needs technical support?
A: If your daughter is experiencing any technical issue, an on-campus technology Help Desk is available every school day from 6:00 am until 3:30 pm.  Weekend and after-school hours technology support is limited, but you and your daughter are welcome to email the IT department.

During summer hours, you are encouraged to email the IT department to schedule either a phone call or an on-campus meeting.

Q: What do we do if we are having home internet issues?
A: We can only provide support for our school devices and are unable to troubleshoot or support any off-campus internet issue that is not related to any technical issue with the device.

Each device provided to students comes with a warranty furnished by St. Teresa’s Academy.  The terms of this warranty are:

Q: Do we need to purchase this warranty?
A: There is no additional charge for the provided warranty as it is already included with every student device.

Q: Does the warranty cover accidental damages?
A: Yes, we do provide accidental damage protection. We encourage you to read the specific details below about limitations and what is not covered.

Limitations:

  • Only one accidental damage claim will be covered, free of charge, per calendar year (January to January).  Additional claims within the same calendar year may result in repair costs to the family.

What is not covered:

  • Any damage or defect that is cosmetic, such as scratches and/or dents.
  • Any defect that is a result of either repairs or attempted repairs made to the device that has not been authorized by the school IT department.
  • Any device that is either lost or stolen; any warranty coverage must include a returned device that is physically intact.
  • Any device that is destroyed by natural disasters.  These damages are generally covered by the appropriate insurance handling the claim.
    Any damages that are a result of intentional misuse.

Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act

In accordance with the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act, St. Teresa’s Academy provides education to students about appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on the Internet and cyberbullying awareness and response.

St. Teresa’s Academy has services in place that proactively monitor and alert appropriate staff to student activities that are related, but not limited, to bullying and self harm.  This type of proactive monitoring continues to work even when a student’s device is not on campus.

Please keep in mind that the services St. Teresa’s Academy uses to help protect students, while robust, are just software and are not a replacement for adult guidance and supervision.

In accordance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), STA has in place a filtering service on all school-owned computers, including all student devices that are capable of accessing the Internet.  When installed, the filter service shall remain active and follow the device wherever it may go, whether it may be on or off campus.  The filter shall protect or deny access to students as defined in CIPA below:

  • Access by minors to inappropriate matter on the Internet;
  • Access to visual depictions that are obscene or are harmful to minors;
  • The safety and security of minors when using electronic mail, chat rooms, and other forms of direct electronic communications;
  • Unauthorized access, including so-called “hacking,” and other unlawful activities by minors online;
  • Unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal information regarding minors; and
  • Measures restricting minors’ access to materials harmful to them.

The final decision on which categories of content and websites to be filtered shall be made by St. Teresa’s Academy.  Principles of academic freedom shall be considered when deciding what shall be filtered.

Requests to Unblock Content

Currently blocked websites may be unblocked in certain circumstances for anyone who meets the following criteria:

  • Educational purposes – there is educational material being blocked by the filtering system.
  • Staff-related purposes – a staff member needs a website unblocked related to their job (such as purchasing, law enforcement, bona fide research).

Any person requesting to have a site unblocked should submit a formal request with the appropriate form by clicking here. The request must include:

  • Website address (URL) to be unblocked.
  • Explanation of purpose for unblocking the site (refer to criteria above), including class and teacher credentials when applicable.
  • Electronic signature based on login credentials.

The site will be unblocked and notification of approval will be sent if the request is deemed appropriate to the criteria mentioned above, does not violate CIPA, and if there is no threat to the network or resources.  If a request to unblock a website is denied, then a notification will be provided as to why the request was denied.

The school shall periodically review filtered content and make any recommendations and adjustments as needed.  This may include blocking categories or websites that were previously available.

Every device that St. Teresa’s Academy maintains has software installed to help protect and monitor the usage and health of the device.  This includes methods of detecting, isolating, and removing virus and malware attacks.  We also utilize technology that allows faculty and staff to monitor student device usage while on campus, including ways of seeing what they are doing on their computer at a given time.  This particular type of monitoring does not work off campus, and has no access to any device’s camera.