St. Francis High School provides a school-issued Chromebook to every student to be used both at school and at home. This program best fits the needs of our students today, enhances the students’ overall learning and educational experiences, and supports students and faculty in the classroom.
St. Francis is continuing to provide the excellent education that has been a hallmark of the experience at St. Francis. This program will equip our students with the knowledge and 21st-century tools they will need not only today but throughout their future educational pursuits and careers. The Chromebook is a tool that will help advance learning and make the educational experience, in and out of the classroom, a more dynamic one.
Objectives of the Chromebook Program:
- Achieve the 21st-century learning goals of critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity
- Harness the power of Google Apps for Education
- Provide educational resources including app-based note taking and organization
- Facilitate student-centered work
- Inspire creativity and hands-on learning
- Engage students in their own learning
Families may want to consider purchasing third-party insurance. The school has contracted with Worth Ave. Group for a policy designed for St. Francis.
The portal for purchasing additional Insurance will be accessible in August. All Freshman Chromebooks come with one year of coverage included. Thank you.
As stated in the Acceptable Use Policy, students are to not deface, write on, or add stickers to the device. There are to be no markings on the Chromebook itself. However, students are allowed to purchase plastic cases for the device. These cases can then be personalized by students.
Freshman & Sophomore Chromebook Cases
The Class of 2021 and 2022 will be using CTL J5 11.6″ touchscreen Chromebook and should use this link to purchase a iPearl mCover: http://www.ipearl-inc.com/ctl-j5.edu.html (scroll down to the bottom of the webpage).
Junior & Senior Chromebook Cases
Class of 2019, and 2020 are provided an Acer Chromebook R11. The school recommends the iPearl mCover Hard Shell case designed specifically for the Acer Chromebook R11. Students may choose from an array of colors. Purchase through Amazon here.