SBA Student Devices

2023-2024 - All SBA Students 8th Grade and up are required to have their own device for classroom use.

   - K-5th Grades - in classroom iPads and iPad Carts are supplied whenever needed in classroom
  - 6-7th Grades - iPad Carts are supplied whenever needed in classroom
  - 8th Grade - iPad or Laptop (students may use an iPad but we require they use a laptop for High School courses)
  - 8th Grade students taking High School credit classes - Laptop
  - 9th-12th Grades - Laptop

NOTE: Beginning 24-25 School Year, 8th grade will require a laptop (23-24 year is still iPad OR laptop)

iPads

iPads are the primary student device for 8th Grade used to create and submit class materials.  iPad requirements are detailed in the Student Handbook for the specific schools (MS and HS).  SBA has a 1:1 Device program in order to keep quality and current technology in the hands of students so they build the experience needed to succeed in life, work and ministry.

Please also see Virtual Campus Tech Recommendations.

iPad Requirements:

All 8th grade students using iPads are required to own at least their own Apple iPad for internet access, school-related email communications and preparation of documents and repost required to complete classroom assignments.

Case - SBA recommends a military grade case to prevent screen breakage. We recommend the OtterBox, LifeProof or Griffin.

What NOT to get!

Purchasing iPads
Repairing iPads


Laptops


Laptops are the primary student device for 10th Grade through 12th students to manage, create and submit class materials.  Laptop requirements are detailed in the High School Student Handbook.  SBA has a 1:1 Device program in order to keep quality and current technology in the hands of students and to build the experience needed to succeed in life, work and ministry.  


Please also see Virtual Campus Tech Recommendations.


Laptop Requirements:

All students grades 9-12 (as well as 8th graders taking high school classes) are required to own their own Laptop (we recommend Apple Laptops, however PC laptops and Chromebook work as well) for internet access, school-related email communications and preparation of documents and reports required to complete classroom assignments. 


Note: PC based laptops and Google Chromebook computers are fully compatible alternatives to Apple laptops. Though they lack Apple’s cross-platform compatibilities and longevity, they work well with Canvas, Google, and most school work.  


Case - SBA recommends a military grade case to prevent screen breakage. We recommend the OtterBox, LifeProof or Griffin.


Purchasing Laptops

Repairing Laptops