BY0D PROGRAM

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program

Providence School utilizes a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. All students in grades 8-12 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.
 

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.

Where to Purchase Your Device

If you are purchasing a new device for your student, we highly recommend the Surface Pro or the Surface Book. Providence has built a good relationship with the Microsoft store at the St. John’s Town Center. They are aware of our requirements and can help you in purchasing an appropriate device.  They also provide a free Out-Of-The-Box Experience which will save you time in the initial set-up. 

 

St. Johns Town Center Microsoft Store
4791 River City Drive

Suite 113, Unit W13A
Jacksonville, FL 32246-7485
Find us
near Dick’s South lot between Urban Outfitters and Athleta

 

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; Not Window 10S
    • Keyboard capability (e.g. USB connected keyboard or Bluetooth)

Also Recommended

Macbooks & Other Non-Window Devices

Because Macintosh laptops (Macs) do not offer touchscreen with inking capabilities, they will not be acceptable devices for the BYOD program. An iPad or Android tablet device is not sufficient for the needs of our students. Many digital textbooks and educational resources cannot be opened or displayed on iPad or Android devices. These devices will not be allowed as the student’s primary device.

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. We have found that the Microsoft store at the St. John’s Town Center is superior in handling Microsoft Complete warranty plans. They are well-equipped for immediate swap out of warranty covered Surface Pro and Surface Book devices.

Contact Information

K2 Teacher Assistant
Executive Administrative Assistant to Glenn Wilkes
Middle School Principal
Kindergarten Teacher
Business Office Receptionist
Jr Kindergarten Lead Teacher
Bible Teacher, High School
School Counselor, Middle School
Help Desk Support Technician
Social Science Teacher
Chapel Leadership | Web Media Coordinator
Founder and Chairman of the Board
Head Varsity Football Coach
Middle School Teacher
Academic Support Teacher
K3 Lead Teacher
Administrative Assistant to the Upper School Principal
K2 Teacher Assistant
Upper School Media Specialist
K2/K3 Teacher Assistant
Director of Alumni Relations
Director of Information Technology
K2 Teacher Assistant
Network Administrator
Foreign Language Teacher
Lower School Principal
Preschool Assistant Director
Director of Human Resources
Assistant Athletic Director
Board Member
Executive Administrator
Information Technology
K2 PM Teacher Assistant
Facilities Manager
Office Secretary, Attendance Specialist
Executive Administrative Assistant to the Head of School
Mathematics Teacher
Choral Director | Drama Director
Administrative Assistant to the Lower School Principal
K4 Teacher Assistant
Upper School Assistant
Varsity Men’s Basketball Coach | Physical Education Teacher
Board Member
Teacher Assistant
Jr Kindergarten Teacher Assistant
Housekeeping Manager
Accounting Assistant
Business Office Receptionist, Teacher Assistant
First Grade Teacher
Social Science Teacher
Second Grade Teacher
Board Member
Third Grade Teacher
School Counselor, High School
Campus Security
Mathematics Teacher
Business Office Receptionist
Teacher Assistant | Assistant Volleyball Coach
Lower School Media Specialist
Second Grade Teacher
Executive Administrative Assistant to HR, Accounting & IT
K4 Teacher Assistant
K3 Teacher Assistant
Human Resources Assistant & Accounting Clerk
Kindergarten Teacher
Gifted Program Teacher
Kindergarten Teacher
School Counselor, High School
Academic Support Teacher
Athletic Directors Assistant
High School Principal
K3 Teacher Assistant
Tuition Accounts Manager
K3 Teacher Assistant
K4 Teacher Assistant
Fourth Grade Teacher
K3 Teacher Assistant
Social Science Teacher
Director of Baseball Operations
Vice-Chairman of the Board
Fifth Grade Teacher
Director of Athletics
Fifth Grade Teacher
Events Coordinator
Board Member
Social Science Teacher
Co-Founder and Board Member
K3 Teacher Assistant / PM Receptionist
Science Lab Teacher
Kindergarten Teacher
Jr Kindergarten Lead Teacher
K4 Teacher Assistant
Support Services Supervisor
K4 Teacher Assistant
K3 Teacher Assistant
Mathematics Teacher
Physical Education Instructor