While it's great that we were the first school in the world to put iPads into the classroom, and it's great that we are now considered leaders in Educational Technology, ultimately, it is not about the tech. It's about the learning and all the ways that technology empowers meaningful, collaborative, creative, and unforgettable learning experiences.
- MVC Administrator
As we look ahead, we will be transitioning our iPad program to a Bring Your Own iPad program in the 2018-2019 school year.
MVC's Apple Custom Store
You can shop for your Apple purchases through our Apple Custom Store and receive a small discount. Be sure to check the requirements below for your iPad purchase.
All students attending MVC for the 2018-2019 school year will be required to bring their own iPads. We can't know how long a particular model will be supported and continue to receive updates, but based upon what we have seen so far, the models below under "Minimum required for a new iPad purchase..." should receive each for 3 or possibly more years. The iPad you use for school will always need to be capable of running the latest iOS version. It's always best to purchase a newer model, as it could mean multiple extra years of usability, in addition to smoother and more stable operation.
iPad 9.7" 128GB (6th Generation- 2018)
iPad Pro 10.5" 64GB (2017) or larger storage capacity
iPad Pro 12.9" 64GB (2nd Generation- 2017) or larger storage capacity
Minimum required for existing iPad owners:
Although 32GB is the minimum, you will most likely run into storage issues at some point. The 128GB models of the following would be recommended for school use.
iPad 9.7" 32GB (5th Generation- 2017)
iPad Pro 9.7" 32GB (2016)
iPad Pro 12.9" 32GB (2015)
If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org