St. Michael the Archangel Catholic High School is committed to helping students Know Truth, Love God and Serve Others. Faculty and staff are dedicated to creating a 21st century learning environment rooted in our Catholic faith and values. Technology at SMA is infused in our daily lives to help promote an environment of discovery that fosters digital responsibility, personalized learning, and helps students become independent, self-directed learners.
Technology Core Values
• Digital Responsibility
• Personalized Learning
• Independent, Self-Directed Learners
All students must have an Apple Macbook Air or Pro laptop, at least 8GB of Random Access Memory (RAM) and at least 120GB of storage. The laptop must be capable of running macOS Catalina (10.15.1) and must be a 2017 model or newer.
Macbook model identifiers can be found here.
Macbook Air model identifiers can be found here.
Macbook Pro model identifiers can be found here.
Families are encouraged to shop around to get the best deal possible to purchase their laptop. One resource for new devices is the Apple for Education online store, found here, which can provide up to $200 off of new Macbooks. Students are responsible for obtaining any and all repairs needed on the laptop. Maintenance agreements and/or extended warranties may make sense for families to protect their laptop investment.
To help protect the student’s device, conserve space in classrooms, and provide a uniformed academic environment, SMA will provide a standard issued laptop case for purchase. No other case will be permitted. To help protect your investment, the Technology Department will provide an asset tag for student laptops and chargers that will be linked to your student. The Technology Department will return all laptops and accessories on the first day of school.
SMA Laptop Roundup
Laptop Roundup for all incoming freshmen will be July 31 – August 2 from 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Students new to SMA will be asked to drop off their computers on one of these days. Laptops will be returned on the student’s first day of school (August 15th for Freshmen, August 16th for all others). Laptops will be ready for school in a school-supplied laptop bag. Ensure all files that you’d like to keep are saved externally as the hard drives on these computers will be erased as part of the roundup process.
Contact Jack Alsbach (email@example.com) with technology-related questions.