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. Tech fee $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.
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 9th 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
The GDS Tech Team will assist students as much as possible. The Tech Team will assist the students to use Google Suite, Jump Cloud, myGDS, and Paper Cut and will troubleshoot a simple malfunction or Wi-Fi connectivity, change operating system settings as needed, and teach students how to perform a certain task on the laptop. However, the Tech Team cannot repair hardware. This is the student’s responsibility. If the device breaks or is damaged, families are responsible to get it repaired. We highly recommend purchasing an extended warranty to help defray the expenses.
No, GDS has an Educational License for Microsoft Office 365 and Student Plus. Office 365 and Student Plus are compatible with any web-enabled device. We will help students download Office 365 and Student Plus during Orientation.