Technology

East Catholic uses technology as one tool to fulfill its mission to provide opportunities for all students to learn and grow in a remarkable education setting grounded in Catholic faith and moral values. 

To succeed in the 21st century, students must develop their skills as collaborators, communicators, and critical thinkers. Engaging our learners requires the seamless integration of technology throughout our academic program.


What is included in East Catholic’s iPad lease program?

Each student is required to enroll in the iPad lease program, and issued a 32 GB iPad, keyboard, case, cable and charger. Students are responsible for the care of the equipment on a daily basis and ensuring that it is retained in a safe environment.

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What happens if my student’s iPad breaks?

Any technical or mechanical issues with the iPad (and/or its case, charger, and/or cable) must be reported to the ECHS IT department immediately. Repairs to the iPad are covered by AppleCare insurance (see Handbook for full details). 

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How does the East Catholic App Store work?

East Catholic uses JAMF for device control. Apple endorses this program and provides the ability to control specific options on individual devices like airdrop, Bluetooth, and camera. Only school approved apps can be downloaded to the iPads. The apps are educational and selected for their alignment with East Catholic’s academic program. The school-approved apps will reside on our server and are available to the students via our curated store.

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Is there web filtering?

At ECHS, web usage is controlled and filtered by our Firewall to assure suitable content is available. iPad internet usage at home or at other locations is subject to the rules applied to that particular network. App usage and availability is enforced regardless of location.

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Will my student need an Apple ID to use the school-issued iPad?

Each student will need an Apple ID in order to use the iPad. The Apple ID allows student to access Apple services. All incoming students are required to create their Apple ID using their school issued email address. 

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