1:1 Laptop Program

Key School has a 1:1 personal laptop program for all students in grades 5-12. Fifth and sixth grade students use School-issued Chromebooks which are kept at Key; students in grades seven through twelve bring their own laptop to school each day.

We are aware this program may require families to purchase a new device and assure you we have taken costs into account when deciding upon the necessary specifications. Families will not be required to purchase top-tier laptops to ensure compatibility with Key's systems. See below for requirements.

 

Required Laptop Specifications

Please note: Fifth and sixth grade students will use School-issued Chromebooks, which will be kept at Key; students in grades seven through twelve will need to bring their own laptop to school each day. Devices must meet the following specifications:

  • Full-sized laptop
    • Smartphones, iPads, Android tablet devices, Windows RT tablets, and eReaders such as the Nook and Kindle do not meet the School’s requirements.
  • Full-sized physical keyboard
  • Wireless capability/ability to connect to Key’s wifi network
  • Long-lasting battery
    • Device should advertise at least eight to ten hours of time on battery power when brand new.

There are many options available to meet the requirements of Key’s 1:1 program;  it is not necessary to purchase a top-tier machine. For those who will be purchasing a new device, we offer the following general information: