What - iPad Requirements:
iPads are the primary student device for 7th Grade through 9th students (8th grade only starting in 2020-2021) to create and submit class materials. iPad requirements are detailed in the Student Handbook for the specific schools (MS and HS). SBA has our 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.
IMPORTANT - certain iPads will NOT run the current versions of iOS (i.e iPad Air 1st gen, only through 12.4.9). If this is the case for you, try using the browser version of Google applications (Canvas, Classroom, Drive, etc.) while you are looking to upgrade the iPad.
Note: Although the iPad Mini may run the applications needed for students, we advise against it due to the size limitations for eTextbooks.
iPad - All students grades 7-9 are required (8th grade only starting in 2020-2021) to own an Apple Air2 or above with at least 32GB of storage. We recommend newly purchased devices to be at least iPad Gen 5 with 64GB of storage.