One-to-One Technology Program

St. Teresa's Academy proudly continues Going Global - Utilizing Technology for 21st Century Education, our vision for employing the latest technology to improve and enhance both the quality and depth of education.  Supporting this vision is our One-to-One Technology Program. This initiative provides every student with a customized computer for lease throughout the school year. The devices serve as a tool for students 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 continual commitment to excellence in education.

Click here to view the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP).
 

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.  Please click here for more information about the device.
   
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 our one-to-one program will not have access to the STA wireless network.
   
Q: Do we need to buy insurance?
A: Please click here for more detailed information about our warranty, device coverage, and accidental damage protection that we provide to families.
   
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 Unified Classroom 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.  Please click here for more information about how we help protect your daughter in the digital age.
   
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.