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Chromebooks & Laptops

Middle School Chromebooks

Fifth grade students use school-issued Chromebooks that are individually assigned to students. The Chromebooks stay at school for the 1st quarter and during breaks. There is a tech fee of $75.

Sixth grade students receive their Middle School Chromebooks at the beginning of the academic year. These Chromebooks are leased to the students for three years. There is a tech fee of $75 and an annual Chromebook lease fee of $250 for these devices.

New seventh and eighth grade students are provided with their leased laptops during the first week of school.

Each summer, middle school Chromebooks and laptops are collected for upgrades and maintenance. The devices are redistributed at the beginning of the academic year.

Upper School Laptops

Greensboro Day School Upper School has a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy. Please see below for additional details and minimum specifications.

All returning rising seniors are encouraged to bring their school laptops purchased in ninth grade. Tech Fee: $75

All ninth, tenth, and eleventh graders, as well as all students who are new to the Upper School, should bring their own device (see below for specifications). No tech fee is required, and no tech support is provided for BYOD. 

Students should bring their laptops and power cords on the first day of school in working order.

Minimum specifications for BYOD laptops

  • Laptop computer (not a tablet)
  • Must be able to run all features of the Google Chrome web browser
  • Battery life of at least four hours
  • Processor: Intel Core i5, AMD Ryzen 5 Series, M1
  • Memory (RAM): 8 GB minimum
  • Operating Systems:
  • Microsoft Windows 10 or 11
  • MacOS 11 (Big Sur or newer)
  • ChromeOS
  • Hard Disk Drive: 128 GB or greater SSD preferred
  • Display: 12 inches or larger
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution or better
  • HDMI output or adapter/dongle
  • Audio: Built-in audio capabilities
  • Speaker
  • Microphone
  • Camera: webcam
  • Communication devices:
    • Wireless (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax compliant)
    • Bluetooth 4.2 /5.0
    • Expansion Ports: Two USB 3.0 and/or USB-C
    • Anti-virus anti-malware Software: none needed. Windows and MacOS include protection
  • Accessories:
    • Protective sleeve or case for the laptop
    • Power adapter to keep at school

Upper School Laptop FAQs


Chrissy Olson

Chrissy Olson

Director of Educational Technology
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