Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program

Providence School utilizes a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. All students in grades 6-12 are required to bring a Windows 10 device that meets the recommended minimum requirements stated below. We strongly believe that using technology to engage students in the learning process is a valuable way to prepare our students for their future career endeavors. With Office 365, Canvas Learning Management System, and the integration of new teaching techniques, your child will be better prepared for college and beyond.

About the BYOD Program
Providence strives to stay on top of the rapid changes in technology.   The School is constantly assessing how technology best fits into the academic curriculum and prepares our students for college and life. To this end, technology remains in the forefront as a vital initiative for the school.

Providence strongly recommends the Surface device for our students in grades 6-12. The learning environment regarding technology works better when every device works the same way. Based on feedback from our staff we are asking parents to honor our request providing a device that meets our specifications. Depending on your student’s schedule there are classes that Apple Laptops don’t perform well in due to software compatibility limitations.

Device Minimum Requirements

There are many other manufacturers who build Windows-based tablets (Dell, Lenovo, HP, Asus, Acer, etc.). If you’d like to find something other than the Surface line, any tablets that meet or exceed the following specifications will work:

    • 8-10 hour battery life
    • 10″ or larger touch screen
    • At least 128GB of storage and 4GB RAM
    • Instant on; SSD boot drive
    • Windows 10 or 11; Not Window 10S
    • Keyboard capability (e.g. USB connected keyboard or Bluetooth)

Also Recommended

Non-Windows Devices

An iPad, Android tablet or Chromebook is not sufficient for the needs of our students. Many digital textbooks and educational resources cannot be installed or displayed on these devices and will not be allowed as the student’s primary device.

Providence primarily supports the Windows OS, however students have used Mac devices without issue in the past. Please be aware that if a class requires software that is incompatible with their Mac, they will be responsible for finding a replacement or alternative solution.

Protecting Your Device

Protecting your device is extremely important.  We recommend a strong case or sleeve for protection from breakage.  Ultimately it is the student/family’s responsibility to have a working device that meets the minimum standards listed above. Breakages and malfunctions will happen which is why having an Accidental Damage Protection plan such as Microsoft Complete is so important.

See the Tablet Care page for more information on how to protect your device.

Contact Information

Kindergarten Teacher
Spanish II Teacher
K2 Assistant Teacher
PE Teacher
K3 Assistant Teacher / PM Assistant
Executive Administrative Assistant to Glenn Wilkes
Middle School Principal
Bible Teacher, High School
Desktop Systems Technician
Chapel Leadership | Web Media Coordinator
Founder and Chairman of the Board
Administrative Assistant to the Upper School Principal
Upper School Assistant Principal
Junior Kindergarten Lead Teacher
Upper School Media Specialist
Lower School Teacher Assistant
Director of Information Technology
Educational Technology Manager
Foreign Language Teacher
Lower School Principal
Fourth Grade Teacher
Preschool Assistant Director
K2/3 Assistant Teacher
Director of Human Resources
Assistant Athletic Director
School Counselor K-5th
Board Member
Executive Administrator
Lower School Teacher Assistant
Extended Day
Information Technology
K3 Assistant Teacher
Facilities Manager
Accounting Manager
School Counselor 6th-8th
Executive Administrative Assistant to the Head of School
Administrative Assistant to the Lower School Principal
Director of Alumni Engagement
Facilities Maintenance
Varsity Men’s Basketball Coach | Physical Education Teacher
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K4 Assistant Teacher
Teacher Assistant
Housekeeping Manager
Director of School Counseling
Accounting Assistant
Business Office Receptionist, Teacher Assistant
First Grade Teacher
K2 Assistant Teacher
K3/4 PM Assistant Teacher
Social Science Teacher
Reading Specialist
Second Grade Teacher
Board Member
Third Grade Teacher
Business Office Receptionist
Third Grade Teacher
Social Science Teacher
Board Member
Lower School Media Specialist
Second Grade Teacher
Executive Administrative Assistant to HR, Accounting & IT
K4 Assistant Teacher
K2 Lead Teacher
Upper School Receptionist | Attendance
Gifted Program Teacher
Kindergarten Teacher
College & Career Counselor 11th-12th
Systems Administrator
K2/3 PM Assistant Teacher
K3 Lead Teacher
Athletic Directors Assistant
High School Principal
Dining Service Manager
Tuition Accounts Manager
K2/3 Co-Teacher
Extended Day
K4 Assistant Teacher
Social Science Teacher
Human Resources Assistant
Vice-Chairman of the Board
Junior Kindergarten Lead Teacher
Computer Science / Robotics
Create & Design Teacher
Director of Advancement
Director of Athletics
Fifth Grade Teacher
K4 PM Assistant Teacher
Board Member
Mathematics Teacher
Social Science Teacher
Choral and Theater Teacher
Third Grade Teacher
Co-Founder and Board Member
Contributions and AP Clerk
School Counselor 9th-10th
Kindergarten Teacher
AV Technical Director
K3 Assistant Teacher
Head Baseball Coach
Support Services Supervisor
Junior Kindergarten Assistant Teacher
Mathematics Teacher
Kindergarten Teacher
Assistant Principal Grades K-8
Mathematics Teacher