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  • Welcome to the 1 to 1 Parent Information Site!  

    "The mission of Heritage Christian School is to glorify God through the discipleship of students and the pursuit of excellence in education with the Bible as the foundation and Jesus Christ as our focus."

    Heritage Christian School recognizes the changing society we live in and that students now learn in ways different than their parents did. We embrace the importance of technology in the personal and educational lives of students.  We believe that the effectiveness and efficiency of classroom teaching and student learning will increase because of this initiative.   Mobile technologies enable instant access to a wealth of information, references and collaborative resources on the web.  These Internet resources will support the learning activities that are a part of daily classroom instruction.

    All secondary school (grades 7-12) students are required to bring a personal device for classroom use. (BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device).

    BYOD policy and agreement

    BYOD FAQ: (Common Questions)

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    Device Requirements
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    Requirements:

    7th & 8th Grade Requirement: iPad mini, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro, new iPad(2017) - (minimum 16G & must be able to upgrade to latest IOS)
    High School Requirement: iPad mini, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro, new iPad(2017) - (minimum 16G & must be able to upgrade to latest IOS) or Macbook air or pro
     
    Although Apple offers iPads with 3G/4G data plans, this feature is NOT required.  Data plans involve a monthly fee and allow "universal" and unsecured internet connectivity through a service similar to an iPhone.  For these reasons, HCS recommends not purchasing a data plan.  Students will be required to connect their iPad to the HCS wireless network and to disable 3G/4G access while on the HCS campus.
     

    Optional Accessories: 

    Other Recommendations: 

    We highly recommend that individual devices be engraved (personalized) and that they be insured.  Apple offers free engraving and provides Apple Care insurance.  Various companies offer additional optional insurance:

    All devices should have the Find my iPhone app installed. (Free)
     

    Resources:

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      Apps and Recommendations
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      Apps for Students:

      For some courses, Students may be required to install educational apps.  Teachers are NOT permitted to require Students to purchase apps without specific approval from HCS administration.  

      HCS App List

      Recommended apps for Middle School

      Email for Students:

      Students are strongly recommended to have an email address.  Students may enter a personal email address into Moodle to receive notifications from Teachers.  HCS does not issue email accounts to students.  If you are looking for free email and online storage we recommend: Gmail

      Online (Cloud) Storage - Google Drive:

      Middle School and High School students will be provided with a Google Drive account through Heritage Christian School's Google Apps for Education. Students will be expected to use this account for school related file storage.  Heritage Christian School will maintain ownership of this account and it will be suspended from the student's use at the time the student is no longer enrolled at HCS.  The ability to collaborate with peers and teachers is a tremendous asset of a Google Drive account as well as having the ability to access files from multiple devices.

      iPad Loan for Students:

      The Technology department has a limited amount of devices available for students that have forgotten or damaged their personal device.  Students may borrow a device as needed.  Students may bring their devices to the Technology department to charge their battery.  Please read the iPad Loan Policy document.

      iPad Loan Policy

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        Securing and Monitoring Student Devices
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        Parent Training:

        It is vital that parents take an active role in keeping students safe from the dangers of the Internet.  Heritage recommends a multi-level approach to securing devices.  If you would like to setup an appointment to be trained on securing a student device, please contact the Director of Technology.

        Parent Check List

        Monitoring:

        Monitoring student usage is the single most important thing a parent/guardian can do to keep students safe.  

        Restrictions:

        Parental controls for the iPad can be found under Settings > General > Restrictions. Through this menu you can lock down access to potentially dangerous sites/apps including YouTube and  iTunes. Furthermore, we recommend restricting the downloading of apps and setting an appropriate rating for content.

        How to Set Restrictions

        Jailbroken Devices:

        Jailbroken or IOS modified devices are not allowed on any HCS network.  The following Apps are indicators that an iPad has been jailbroken (these are app stores/installers):  Cydia, Installer, Icy

        VPN and Proxy Apps:

        There are several apps that allow students to circumvent internet filters.  Often these apps are called "privacy", "vpn", "proxy" or "secure surfing" apps.  HCS does block many of these apps, however, the best way to keep these apps off a student device is for parents to restrict student access to the app store.  Any attempt by students to bybass network monitoring violates HCS Policy.

        Security Apps:

        Web Safe Browsers:

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          Moodle (Online Learning Management System)
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          The 1 to 1 initiative also includes an online learning environment for Students and Teachers. Parents log into Moodle to view their student's assignments, grades, and course progress using their student's credentials.

          Moodle Help Course