Technical Requirements

St. Paul’s Academy – Technical Requirements

  • Full-time online students must have their own computer.
  • Our full-time technician provides front-line support for school-related software.
  • Our school is PC/Windows and Mac/Apple friendly.

These technical requirements must be met before registering for any courses:

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • Operating System – Minimum Windows Vista/7/8/10, Mac OS X
  • Must have a system less than 5 years old

REQUIRED HARDWARE

  • High Speed Internet
  • DVD Drive
  • Speakers
  • Microphone required for Collaborate online classroom sessions
  • Scanner
  • Printer

REQUIRED SOFTWARE

  • Application Software –Office XP (minimum)
  • Microsoft Office 365 is provided FREE to all students registered in an Online or Blended Paced Course.  This is a subscription service that does expire when the student is no longer registered in the course(s).  Students are provided with a Userid and Password to download the software FREE of charge.
  • Office 2010/2013/2016 (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint).  Student versions available at Microsoft.com at a reduced cost to students.
  • Firefox Browser (https://www.mozilla.org)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader/Flash player/Shockwave player (http://www.adobe.com/downloads/)
  • QuickTime (http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/) Under ‘Download the free player’ click
  • ‘Free Download Now’.
  • Java (www.java.com)

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Use http://www.learn2type.com/ or www.typingweb.com (free trial) or purchase Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, especially if your child has limited typing skills
  • USB Flash drive (memory stick) to help move/save files.
  • Anti-Virus Protection

NOTE: These technical requirements must be met before registering for any CFL@HOME courses.