Required iPad Setup

All sixth grade students AND students new to the junior high, along with one parent/guardian, are required to complete the iPad setup for school use. To complete the required iPad setup for school use:

Beginning July 1, complete Part I of the online iPad Setup Checklist on your own. Click here to access the online iPad Setup Checklist.  

2017 iPad Requirements

All VCJH students are expected to bring a personal iPad to school every day.

Recommended Specs

  • iPad, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro, (10.5” max.), or the most current model (9.7”or 10.5” models only)

  • 128GB of storage

  • AppleCare+ for iPad

  • Protective Case (for example, Gumdrop or Otterbox)

Minimum Specs***

Not Supported

 •  iPad 1, iPad Mini, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Pro 12.9”

*** While we allow students to use the iPad 4 and Air, we strongly encourage parents to upgrade their child’s device in order to extend the useful life of the investment. We make no guarantees with regard to what Apple,  app developers, and textbook publishers do in terms of the date they retire or end of life hardware, update apps, and/or lose backward compatibility with existing apps or services. Therefore students should only use older hardware (iPad 4) if these devices are already in parents’ possession and parents realize they may run into issues during the school year necessitating a mid year upgrade. Parents should not purchase an iPad model that is more than 3 years old at time of purchase.  

Accessories (recommended but not required)  

  •  Stylus
  •  Earbuds

Hardware Timeline
(Retired includes all previous models)





2017/18iPad 3, 4iPad Air (2013)iPad Air 2 (2014), iPad Pro 9.7 (2016), iPad (2017)
2018/19 iPad AiriPad Air 2 (2014), iPad Pro 9.7 (2016)iPad (2017)

*Do not install any VPN applications (i.e. Betternet, EyeDactic, VyperVPN, PIA, PVanish, Tunnel Bear, etc.). VPN clients usurp control of your network connection and will result in your device being unable to reconnect to the VCS network.

  • Elementary School 1450 Leigh Avenue
  • San Jose, CA 95125 408.559.4400 FAX: 408.559.4022
  • Junior High 100 Skyway Drive, Ste. 130
  • San Jose, CA 95111 408.513.2460 FAX: 408.513.2472
  • High School 100 Skyway Drive, Ste. 110
  • San Jose, CA 95111 408.513.2400 FAX: 408.513.2527
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