BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

OLP strives to develop mastery of 21st-century skills in each student to ensure that she becomes an engaged agent of change in our global society. Technology plays a critical role in the way we collaborate and communicate in that same world. With respect to OLP’s mission and the economic diversity of our families, OLP is not mandating the specific device each student uses, but rather, has adopted a “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) policy that outlines minimum specifications for whatever device a family chooses. This policy and practice will guide the use of interactive instruction and learning that will connect our students more meaningfully to the world outside.

Students may use a Macintosh laptop, a Windows laptop, or a Chromebook. Below are guidelines for minimum and recommended hardware for each platform.  

General Requirements:

  • Laptops should be no more than 4 years old
  • Recommended Screen Resolution: 1024x768 or better
  • Webcam and microphone/earbuds/headset (if remote learning is necessary)

Chrome OS (Chromebooks)

minimum recommended
Operating System v100 v107
Memory 2gb 4gb or more
Wireless 802.11g/n 802.11ac  or

802.11ax (wifi 6)

Battery/Runtime 4 hours 6+ hours

*Chrome OS updates are released frequently (versions listed are current as of Nov. 4, 2022).

Apple Macintosh  (Mac OS)

minimum recommended
Operating System MacOS 11 (Big Sur) MacOS 12 or 13 (Monterey or Ventura)
Memory 4gb 8gb
Wireless 802.11g/n 802.11ac or 

802.11ax (wifi 6)

Battery/Runtime 4 hours 6+ hours

*MacOS releases are typically supported for 2-3 years after the date of release.
Big Sur support is expected to end in 2023 (exact date TBD).

Microsoft Windows 

minimum recommended
Operating System Windows 10 Windows 10 or 11
Memory 4gb 8gb
Wireless 802.11g/n 802.11ac or
802.11ax (wifi 6)
Battery/Runtime 4 hours 6+ hours

*Support for Windows 10 is scheduled to end in December, 2025.

 

BYOD FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)