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Jesuit Dallas iPad Academic Program

Upcoming iPad distribution dates:
May 24 & June 1
7 p.m. in the Terry Center

Frequently Asked Questions

When will my son receive his iPad?
Transfer students and members of the class of 2020 enrolled in summer school for 2016 will receive their iPad prior to summer school. Transfer students and members of the class of 2020 not enrolled in summer school will receive their iPad in August prior to the start of school. Please see iPad Distribution Nights (above) for more information.

Can my son use his personal iPad?
Yes. Jesuit is prepared to offer an iPad to every new student; however, a student may choose to decline the Jesuit iPad in favor of using a personal 32-GB iPad Air or iPad Mini, providing it is in good working condition and runs all Jesuit issued/required apps. Students using personal iPads must abide by Jesuit’s iPad Acceptable Use Policy (below) and attend both an iPad Distribution night and iPad training. Students may elect to Opt Out of receiving an iPad when registering for Jesuit. There is no financial incentive to opting out of receiving a Jesuit iPad.

Can my son use a device other than an iPad?
Students will be required to have their iPad with them throughout the academic day. Students may choose to bring another device as well; its use will be up to teacher discretion.

How will my son learn how to use his iPad? Who will be training him, and when?
It is our experience that students are very adept at learning technology and we anticipate students will teach themselves and one another. Jesuit will, however, provide students with mandatory Technology Training for students enrolled in summer school on June 6, the first day of summer school. Students not enrolled in summer school will receive iPad training on Vos Parates Day. Course specific iPad instruction will take place during class. Ongoing technology training will be integrated into the freshman guidance curriculum. Optional training and help sessions will be available for students through the Office of Educational Technology and additional information will be available through Moodle on the Student iPad Resources page.

Will Jesuit be purchasing apps or will my son be responsible for purchasing his own apps?
Jesuit will be distributing a set of carefully selected apps; they are to be maintained on the student device in addition to the required free apps. Students may also receive supplementary apps on a course-by-course basis.

Which formats will be used for course material?
Your son will be using a variety of digital and print materials next year. Each department has carefully reviewed their current materials, open source materials and cost efficient alternatives, and selected what they believe to best convey the material for each course.

How will my son obtain materials for his classes next year?
Once schedules have been mailed, families should see the 2016-17 Textbooks for a listing of course materials. Because texts will be obtained through a variety of mediums, it is very important to read course notes carefully to ensure the resources are in the correct format. Whenever possible Jesuit will work with individual publishers to purchase e-books in bulk and distribute them to students at no additional cost. If Jesuit provides your son with a digital text, he may choose to supplement it with a hard copy of the text.

To what extent will my son be able to modify his device?
Jesuit understands that over times the device will be personalized by the student user. Students may personalize their home screen, apps, music, case, etc. as long as it is in compliance with Jesuit’s Acceptable Use Policy. Students may not customize their lock screen. Lock screens must display the Student ID Screen at all times. Note the iPad Acceptable Use Policy (below) prohibits students from jailbreaking their device.

What happens if the iPad is broken?
Damage to Jesuit issued iPads must be reported to the Office of Educational Technology within 24 hours or the first school day after incident. Jesuit will handle the repair of all Jesuit issued iPads. The financial responsibility of the first repair will be shared by the family and Jesuit, the family will be responsible for 75% and Jesuit will cover 25%. All subsequent breaks will be 100% the student’s responsibility. Note, if an iPad is damaged beyond repair and needs to be replaced, the family is 100% responsible for the replacement cost.

What happens if the iPad is lost or stolen?
Loss or theft of a Jesuit issued iPad must be reported to the Office of Educational Technology within 24 hours or the first school day after incident. Students are responsible for the cost of replacing a lost or stolen iPad.

What happens if my son forgets to bring his iPad to school?
Loaner iPads will be available to rent for $5 a day at the Office of Educational Technology (B108).

What happens if my son forgets to charge his iPad?
It is the expectation that students will charge their iPads on a nightly basis. Jesuit understands there will be instances where the student’s iPad may run out of charge before the end of the school day. To ensure a student is prepared for such situations, it is recommended that students take one or both of the following measures:

  • Keep a charger in their backpacks. There are several locations on campus a student can charge his iPad, including Hughes Hall and the Information Commons. It is important to note that a student should not leave his iPad unattended while it is charging.
  • Purchase an external battery pack/charger.

Will my son need to purchase a calculator?
It is ultimately the goal of Jesuit to eliminate the need for purchase of TI-83 or TI-84 calculators in favor of utilizing calculator apps on the iPad. Currently iPads are not permitted on standardized tests. To ensure that students are properly trained and comfortable with the use of TI’s products, Jesuit will continue to require the purchase of either a TI-83 or TI-84.

Will my son be able to keep his iPad over the summer?
Your son will be able to keep his Jesuit issued iPad over the summer provided he has registered for the following school year and his account is in good standing.

 

 

Jesuit Technology Glossary

Please direct any questions to Mark Batik, Jesuit's educational
technologist, at 972-387-8700 x462 or mbatik@jesuitcp.org.