Beginning in sixth grade, students are required to bring a family-owned laptop to school each day. In order to reduce compatibility problems in the classroom, we have set a list of technical requirements for BYOD computers.  Here is a list of those requirements.

  • Mac and Windows Laptops only: Tablets and Chromebooks are not among the list of acceptable devices at this time due to compatibility issues with software used in classrooms. 
  • Wireless AC compatibility.  The HCES wireless network requires 5Ghz wireless radio to connect.  Please make sure your computer is capable of communicating on a Wireless AC network.
  • Operating System:  Mac OS 10.11 "El Capitan" (& newer) and Windows 8.1 (& newer).
  • RAM  (memory)  8GB 
  • Storage  (Hard drive)  Solid State Drive is recommended because of superior speed and reliability.
  • Screen:  11 inch or larger.
  • USB Port:  Must have one or an adapter for one.  

6th Grade Purchase

To help families maintain their child's BYOD computer for the entirety of middle school, the HCES Technology Department offers Apple MacBook Air laptops for sale to rising 6th grade families. These computers come with:

  • Three years of Apple Care (warranty) 
  • Three years of Accidental damage and loss insurance
  • Service and repairs coordinated by HCES Tech staff

If there is a problem with an HCES computer, our technology department will see the repair through.  Parents don't have to lift a finger. This offer, combine with Holy Comforter's loaner computers, assure that each student will have a working computer throughout middle school.

CLICK HERE to complete the Rising 6th Grade BYOD Form and order your computer from HCES today.

Contact the Technology Team

Technology comment, question or concern??? 
Use this form to let the technology staff know.
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Rising 6th Grade Form

Rising 6th Grade parents are asked to complete the BYOD Form.  This form confirms that each student has a plan to meet the middle school BYOD requirement.  
Parents can also use the form to order a computer from HCES.  The computers provided through HCES come with warranty and accident insurance.  It is a great way to ensure that your child will have a working computer throughout middle school.

CLICK HERE to complete the form.

BYOD Device Requirements

List of 7 items.

  • Wireless Radio:

    Wireless A/C 
    (Computers without Wireless A/C will not connect to HCES network)
  • Type of Machine:

    Laptop  (Not tablet or Chromebook)
  • Operating System:

    Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan) & newer  OR  Windows 8.1 & newer
  • RAM (memory):

    We recommend 8 Gigabytes of RAM for BYOD devices
  • Storage (Hard Drive):

    Solid State Drive (SSD) is recomended because they are more durable.
  • Screen:

    11 inch or larger
  • USB Port:

    Must have a USB port or an adaptor that enables connecting to USB devices.
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