New Students

iPad - New Students

We look forward to welcoming the Class of 2024! All students are issued iPads while attending Paraclete. You may read more about our program HERE

Orientations will be held in the summer of 2020 for new students. Dates and times will be posted.

Each year, a $300 TECHNOLOGY FEE is added to tuition. This includes the NETWORK, APPS, MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE, SERVERS, STAFF, iPADS, WARRANTY, ETC.

During orientation students will receive the iPad, set up email, and learn about some apps they will use at Paraclete. There is no need to for parents to stay for the training, it is designed for the students. (But we won’t turn you away :))

Here is some info about the iPad model we will use during the 2019-20 school year:

Apple iPad 9.7″ 6th Gen (Wi-Fi Only) 128 GB Specs
Marketed with an increased emphasis on the education sector, but also sold to the general public, the 9.7-Inch iPad (6th Gen) — introduced in “Early 2018” — is notable primarily because it is the first non-Pro iPad series to support the Apple Pencil. In basic terms, it brings together many of the internals from the iPhone 7 in a design quite similar to the iPad (5th Gen) that it replaced.

All iPad (6th Gen) devices — including this Wi-Fi only model — are housed in white and gold colored, white and silver colored, or black and medium toned “Space Gray” cases and feature a 9.7″ 2048×1536 (264 ppi) LED-backlit IPS touch-sensitive “Retina” display that is not fully laminated and that does not have an antireflective coating but does support the Apple Pencil. It has a “Touch ID” fingerprint sensor, as well. Each is powered by a four core 2.3 GHz Apple A10 Fusion processor, has 2 GB of RAM, and has 128 GB of flash memory storage.

Other notable features include dual cameras — a rear-mounted 8 megapixel “iSight” camera capable of shooting stills, Live Photos, and 1080p 30 fps video and a front-mounted 1.2 megapixel “FaceTime HD” camera capable of shooting stills, Live Photos, and 720p video — dual band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, HT80 with MIMO support (backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n), and Bluetooth 4.2 in addition to stereo speakers. Connectivity to computers, if desired, and power is provided by the Lightning port. It does not have a “Smart Connector” for the Apple Smart Keyboard, but it can be used with a Bluetooth keyboard.

The battery life of this iPad (6th Gen) model is reportedly 10 hours “surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music.”

Contact me if you have any questions.

Debbie Stevens

Technology Director