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Computer - Internet

Computer Requirements 

All students must have a computer dedicated for schooling which can be accessed daily. Electronics such as iPad, Gaming Machine, Tablet, Cell phone, etc. cannot substitute the requirement of a computer. Such devices are unable to access all components of the school curriculum and online classes.
 
Families using their own computer are responsible for ensuring their personal computer meets the required specifications for our Online School Platform. Please check the specifications by visiting the website below: http://www.k12.com/faqs/technical_requirements/

Loaner Computer Policy

If requested, K-12 students will be loaned one computer per family to be used to access the online learning platform during that student’s enrollment in OVCA.
 
OVCA will not replace computers that are intentionally damaged or damaged due to negligence or misuse. Pursuant to the Agreement for Use of Instructional Property, families are solely liable for any loss or damage to the computer until it is returned to K12 and should take proper precautions to protect it. OVCA may require families to pay for lost or damaged computers.

Families interested in receiving a loaner computer must submit a request to the school. 
 
Families waiting on a loaner computer to ship students must have another computer to access daily. Students cannot wait on loaner computer to begin schooling daily.

High Speed Internet Requirements

High Speed Internet access is required for all students. It must be active by the first day of school and must be maintained for the duration of enrollment.
 

Mobile Broadband Devices 

OVCA offers a mobile broadband device program to students who qualify as economically disadvantaged, as determined by Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals. Students who qualify may be eligible to be issued a mobile broadband device for the duration of enrollment at OVCA. The number of devices is limited and will be issued one per family on a first come, first served basis. The device is to be used for attending online classes, accessing and completing school work/activities and communicating with the school. It is not provided for personal use. The device is equipped with Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) filters, but the school is not responsible for sites accessed through the device. By receiving the device, the legal guardian accepts responsibility for monitoring internet use of the student and responsibility for payment for lost, damaged or stolen devices. Normal use will not exceed the monthly allowable data. Misuse may cause the data to exceed limits, which results in loss of internet access until the next billing cycle. Misuse will result in denial to participate in OVCA’s mobile broadband device program. The device must be returned immediately to OVCA upon withdrawal or graduation.

Without a waiver from the Head of the School, to be eligible for a mobile broadband device, a student must participate in all required testing and must have an attendance rate of no less than ninety percent (90%).