BYOD Device Requirements


Wireless connectivity:

High schools: The department's Wi-Fi network installed in high schools operates on the 802.11n 5Ghz standard. Devices that do not support this standard will not be able to connect.

Operating system:

The current or prior version of any operating system.

Software and apps:

School-based requirements. All software and apps should be fully updated.

Battery life:

A minimum of 5hrs battery life to last the school day.

Memory and RAM:

Chromebooks do not have a minimum storage requirement as most storage is cloud based. For all other devices a minimum specification of 16 GB storage and 2 GB RAM to process and store data effectively is required.

Hardware features:

Camera and microphone.


Reasonable sized screen and a sturdy keyboard to enable continuous use throughout the day.

Other considerations

Casing: Tough and sturdy to avoid breakage.

Weight: Lightweight for ease of carrying.

Durability: Durable and strong.


Carry case: Supply a carry case or skin to protect the device.

Insurance and warranty: Be aware of the terms of insurance policies/warranties for the device. The school will not accept responsibility for loss or breakage.

Back-up storage: Consider a portable hard drive as an appropriate source of back-up storage for essential documents. (Not required for Chromebooks)