Our high school has transitioned to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environment beginning with the 2015-2016 school year. In a BYOD environment, students are encouraged to bring personal computers to school to enhance their learning and productivity.
In addition, all high school teachers have been participating in focused professional development and training for redesigning their instruction to further include 21st Century learning tools and strategies. For the past two years, a committee has been meeting to define policy and guidelines for the BYOD initiative, which began when the class of 2019 were 6th graders at Upton.
A draft of the policy document, including FAQs, can be found HERE.
Device recommendations can be found HERE.
Please look at the options for purchasing or renting devices below:
Local Vendor Best Buy has worked with St. Joe Schools to offer special pricing for students attending St. Joseph Public Schools. Please see this flyer for special pricing from Best Buy. **NOTE: This flyer is subject to change, but we will continue our partnership with Best Buy. *UPDATED for 2016-17*
SJPS Rental Program has been created to offer Chromebooks to students on a yearly or quarterly basis. Quantities are limited and will be awarded first-come, first-serve. For more information please view the SJPS Chromebook Rental Policy and if you are interested, fill out THIS FORM.
SJPS Purchase Program offers current Upton Middle School 8th graders the opportunity to purchase their MacBook Air computer at the end of the school year. Computers not purchased are then offered to current St. Joseph Public Schools students or family members at fair market value. More information about this program will be provided to 8th graders in March and to the rest of the SJPS community in June.
St. Joseph High School students have access to Microsoft Licensing.