B. Y. O. A. D.
Rising 7th-12th Grade Families
To ensure that our students have a more sound transition and experience with our BYOAD initiative we have developed a set of basic requirements that each approved device should meet. In addition we have included several recommended devices as well as accessories to support their academic and creative endeavors. For the 2017-2018 school year we are requiring that each student be equipped with a Windows or Apple-based laptop. iPads are no longer an approved GCA school device. Lastly, please note that your students will not need to purchase any additional software. We will provide student with Microsoft Office 365, which covers five devices. Students in Graphic Design and Photography will also be provided with Adobe Creative Cloud to meet their needs. Below is a list of recommended devices from the GCA IT Staff. Please note that this list is not all inclusive. There are many vendors (Lenovo, Toshiba, HP, etc) with good devices. This is simply the list of the devices we’ve seen with the most success.