Technical Requirements

  • It is required that students taking 1 or more courses should have access to their own computer.
  • Our full-time technician provides front-line support for school-based software.
  • All of the software we use or require students to use is PC/Windows and Apple/Mac friendly.

Please be aware of our online school technical requirements before registering for any course.

Please Note:  Chromebooks will not work in our learning environment.


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


  • High Speed Internet
  • Speakers or headset
  • Microphone required for Collaborate online classroom sessions
  • Scanner
  • Printer


  • Microsoft Office 365 is provided FREE to all students registered for an Online 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 at a reduced cost to students.
  • Firefox Browser (
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader/Flash player/Shockwave player (


  • Use or (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
  • Math students require TI83 Graphing calculator or TI 83 Plus