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Shorecrest is committed to providing students with the tools necessary to learn and develop the skills, knowledge and dispositions to help them be successful in a connected, digital world. In addition to ensuring our students have strong foundational technology skills, Shorecrest wants each of its graduates to possess the following qualities as outlined by the ISTE Standards for Students:

  • an Empowered Learner, leveraging technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating their learning goals.
  • Digital Citizen, acting and modeling safe, legal and ethical use of technology at all times.
  • Knowledge Constructor, using technology to research, evaluate and curate information to find answers, develop ideas and explore real-world problems.
  • an Innovative Designer, to identify and solve problems by creating new solutions.
  • Computational Thinker, to use data, models and algorithmic thinking to facilitate problem solving.
  • a Creative Communicator, to clearly express themselves creatively through a variety of platforms.
  • Global Collaborator, to connect and work with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures locally and globally.

Review Shorecrest's Responsible Use Policy

1:1 School-Issued Laptop Program

Shorecrest encourages students to use personal digital devices to help them take greater ownership of the learning process. Shorecrest launched a 1:1 school-issued MacBook laptop program in the Upper School in the 2022-2023 school year. The Class of 2026 was the first group of students to switch from the Upper School BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program to the school-issued laptop program. Each year a new grade level is added to the program. This is an extension of the school-issued device program in the Middle School. A technology fee of $525/year will be charged each August. Students will own the device at the end of four years.

9th grade and New-to-Shorecrest students in 10th and 11th grades: Laptops will be distributed at Orientation in August. 

10th and 11th grade: Returning students in 10th and 11th grades may pick up their devices from the Technology Office on the 2nd floor of Charger Commons (between the Ohana Community Room and the Hess Library) beginning August 12.

12th Grade: All seniors are required to bring an iPad and/or Mac laptop for their personal learning device. Students may choose the device that best fits their individual needs and is on the accepted device list below. All students are required to register their personal devices with the school.

  • iPad
    • iPad (8th Gen and above) with 256GB and keyboard
    • iPad Pro (3rd Gen and above) with 128GB or above and keyboard
  • Laptop - any Mac laptop model issued after 2021 such as:
    • Macbook Air with 8GB Memory 256GB SSD, M1 or M2 Chip
    • 13", 14" or 16" Macbook Pro with 8GB Memory 256GB SSD or above

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY US STUDENT'S PERSONAL LAPTOP IS BROKEN OR NOT FUNCTIONING PROPERLY?

School-Issued Devices

Students in 9th-11th grades should visit the Tech Office on the 2nd floor of Charger Commons to have their school-issued device repaired. A loaner laptop will be provided.

Personal Devices

Shorecrest does not provide loaner laptops to students in grade 12. Students, however, may choose to borrow a loaner iPad while waiting for a laptop repair. A loaner iPad may be checked out for up to two weeks. Shorecrest's Technology Team will help set up the temporary iPad with the student's Apple ID.

If you need a loaner device, please email [email protected] or stop by the Tech Office on the 2nd floor of Charger Commons.

WHY IS SHORECREST ADDING A 1:1 SCHOOL-ISSUED LAPTOP PROGRAM IN UPPER SCHOOL?

The following lists highlight many of the program benefits to students and families as well as to the School:

Benefits to Students and Families

  • Provides equitable access for all students. A school-issued program ensures all students have access to up-to-date, working equipment.
  • Ensures devices meet recommended standards/specifications.
  • Removes maintenance of devices from the student/family to the School.
  • Supports parent requests for advanced filtering of devices. School-issued devices are controlled by the School and will fall under our firewalls.

Benefits to Shorecrest

  • Ensures all students are using the same operating system across devices to promote consistency in teaching and learning.
  • Ensures students are using the most up-to-date equipment so that they can run all necessary apps and software.
  • Allows Shorecrest to push out licensed software to devices purchased by the school that we are unable to do with personally owned devices.
  • Improves security and management of devices on the School’s network.
WHAT DOES THE TECHNOLOGY FEE FOR NINTH AND TENTH GRADERS COVER?

The technology fee of $525/year covers the following estimated costs:

Lease Purchase of MacBook Laptop: $1,200
Lease Costs: $75
4-Year AppleCare+ Warranty: $250
Laptop Case: $125
Educational Software Licensing: $150
Management Software Fee: $150
Device Maintenance Costs over 4 Years: $150

WHAT ARE THE ACCEPTED DEVICES MY UPPER SCHOOL STUDENT CAN BRING TO SCHOOL?

iPad
iPad (8th Gen or above) with 256GB and keyboard, or
iPad Pro (3rd Gen and above) with 128GB or above and keyboard

Laptop - any Mac laptop model issued after 2021, such as:
Macbook Air with 8GB Memory 256GB SSD or above, M1 or M2 chip
13", 14" or 16" Macbook Pro with 8GB Memory 256GB SSD or above

WHAT ABOUT PC DEVICES?

Shorecrest will not support other OS devices including Windows laptops, tablets and Chromebooks. Shorecrest is not able to manage these devices, control the security patch level of other operating systems, or enforce anti-virus software on these devices. Not being able to adequately control these devices poses security risks to our network. Additionally, our infrastructure is not designed to support Windows devices on a large scale the same way we can with Apple devices. Finally, many teachers use iBooks and iOS apps in their classroom that may not be available to students on Windows machines.

In order to protect our network and ensure the integrity of our ecosystem, students who choose to violate the school’s Responsible Use Policy and log in to our network with a Windows device will have restricted access. These restrictions will limit or impede their day to day school operations.

WHO WILL PROVIDE TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO MY UPPER SCHOOL STUDENT THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR?

Students can email [email protected] with any questions. Students can also visit the Tech Office on the 2nd floor of Charger Commons. The office is located just to the left of the entrance.

WHAT IS EXPECTED OF MY STUDENT?

Students are expected to follow all rules and guidelines outlined in Shorecrest's Responsible Use Policy (RUP). Updated policies will be sent to families during the summer. Students will review the policies within their Advisory during the first week of school. Students are also required to attend a Technology orientation in August. Information regarding orientation times will be sent to families in July.

Additionally, students are expected to:

  • Bring a fully-charged iPad and/or laptop to school each day.
  • Be the only user of the device. Students may not share devices with classmates.
  • Keep all digital devices with them or secure them in their locker.
  • Clearly label all digital devices with their name.
  • Keep a security passcode/password on their device.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY UPPER SCHOOL STUDENT'S PERSONAL IPAD IS BROKEN OR NOT FUNCTIONING PROPERLY?

Shorecrest will have loaner iPad devices available for checkout to students who are awaiting iPad repairs or replacement. Loaners may be checked out for up to two weeks. Shorecrest's Technology Team will help setup the temporary iPad with the student's Apple ID. If you need a loaner device, please email [email protected] or stop by the Tech Office on the 2nd floor of Charger Commons.

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