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FAQs

In selecting an iPad case, the three most important requirements are:

  1. Impact protection for the corners, sides and back (plastic or rubber is best). Fabric cases do not last or protect well so they not allowed!
  2. Protection for the glass screen when not in use.
  3. The ability to prop the iPad up at an angle for better typing ergonomics.

Where is the responsible use policy?

It is included in the Parent-Student Handbook.

iPad Contracts

SMA iPad Contract

SMA iPad Opt-Out Contract

Students can opt-out of using an SMA provided iPad at any time and use their own as long as it meets the requirements of the opt-out contract.

Freshman iPad Tech Camp (Class of 2021)

Incoming Freshmen should sign up for an SMA Tech Camp session that will take place in August. Click here to be taken to the sign up page.

Class of 2021 iPad Information

The class of 2021 will be receiving an iPad Generation 5 model. Families should be sure they get a case (requirements noted above) that fits this model. Students will need to bring their case to the Tech Camp session you signed up for in August.

For families that are opting out of an SMA iPad in favor of their own they must be an iPad Air, Air 2, Pro or Generation 5 with at least 64GB of storage.

St. Mary's Academy (Apple Distinguished School) 1:1 iPad program and beyond ...

We began our 1:1 iPad program in Fall of 2013 and it has been very successful. The dramatic changes in classroom learning have been extraordinary and we strive to not only improve on that model but to provide information to other schools on how they can transition to a 1:1 iPad program smoothly.