High School iPad Requirements
All VCHS students are expected to bring a personally owned iPad to school.
The one-iPad-per-student (1:1) model expands student access to engaging tools and resources, thereby allowing students to learn more effectively and to live more productively in an increasingly global and digital world.
Why a 1:1 Program?
Valley Christian High School’s 1:1 iPad program is essential on our Quest for Excellence in innovative quality education. Through our pursuit of A3 - Academic Achievement, Artistic Beauty, and Athletic Distinction - Valley Christian is committed to an environment where all students have the opportunity to grow in their God-given abilities.
The iPad is used extensively by students in the access of information and completion of work. Therefore, students are expected to bring their personal iPad to school every day.
- iPad (7th generation), iPad Pro, or the most current model
- 128GB of storage
- AppleCare+ for iPad
- Protective Case (for example Gumdrop or Otterbox)
- iPad Purchase FAQs
VCHS updates this list as needed to reflect new iPad models and as educational technology develops.
Accessories (recommended but not required)
- iPad 4th generation and earlier will not support the latest iOS update
- iPads that are jailbroken
- iPads running iOS Beta
- iPads with VPN applications (VPN clients usurp control of the student’s network connection and will result in their device being unable to reconnect to the VCS network)
Do not install any VPN applications (i.e. Betternet, EyeDactic, VyperVPN, PIA, IPVanish, Tunnel Bear, etc.). VPN clients usurp control of the student's network connection and will result in their device being unable to reconnect to the VCS network.
Do not install iOS Beta Software.
All new and returning students must complete the Online Learning Prep Checklist provided in August prior to the first day of school.
Please fill out a VCS Support Request Form if you have any questions.