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Technology

The Technology Department provides tech support and printing services to students Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We are located next to the Library in Building 2. We may be reached at 949.493.9010 or helpdesk@jserra.org.

Laptop Registration

All students must register their laptops on-campus. They may do so anywhere by simply connecting to the network and logging in with their JSerra email address and password. New students (including incoming freshmen who did not take Summer School courses) must stop by the Technology office to obtain their login.

LAPTOP OPTIONS

Students are required to purchase their own laptops. This means students can select their systems of choice by ordering online or going to stores such as BestBuy, Costco, Dell, Gateway, Frys, Microcenter, etc. The school will be teaching through the standard Microsoft Office Suite (Word/Excel/PowerPoint) software. The classes of 2018 and 2019 may use any operating system (PC or Apple). The class of 2020 and 2021 must use a PC-based system (i.e., no Apple products)

The Classes of 2020 and 2021 are the first classes required to bring laptops that have touch screens with a digitizer pen. This will allow students to fully realize the goals of the school’s Technology Plan. Laptops with tablet capability will help make learning more interactive in the classroom and will have the ancillary benefit of reducing the use of paper on campus.

Microsoft Office 365 is provided by the school.

DEVICE REQUIREMENTS

In terms of the specific device requirements, they are as follows:

  • PC-based (no Apple/Mac devices)
  • Windows 10
  • Tablet mode (i.e. screen folds or separates to allow laptop to be used as a tablet)
  • Touch screen with digitizer pen
  • 4GB memory
  • 128 GB hard drive
  • Webcam
  • Wireless 802.11 A/C
  • Intel Core i5 or comparable

EXAMPLE LAPTOPS

Below are examples of models, with currently listed prices, that meet the school’s requirements.

Other models can be used as long as the above parameters are met. If you have any questions, please contact helpdesk@jserra.org.

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