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Technology & Device Specs

General Recommendations

For general everyday student use, we only recommend PC and Mac computers; laptops with a built-in microphone and web camera, are preferred. Minimum and recommended specifications for general students can be found below. Academic programs like Cinema Arts Focus, Technology Focus, and Visual Arts have more technical requirements, so please check that your device meets those requirements.

Chromebooks and tablets (i.e. iOS or Android), while a cheaper alternative, offer less functionality and will only allow the use of Microsoft Office365 apps as opposed to the full Office Suite and are incompatible with many applications, thus are not recommended.

Important: If your system is below the minimum requirements, your device/system may still work but may experience performance issues including but not limited to slowness in speed, inability to install applications due to lack of space, etc.

BOLD On-Campus Requirements

Wired or Wireless Headset or Earphones with Mic that are compatible with laptop and smartphone.

All applicable chargers for laptops, phones, wireless headsets, etc. should be on your person when on campus.

Student System Requirements


  • CPU: 3Ghz Quad-Core Processor or higher
    • Note: MAC M1 processor or higher is considered recommended
  • RAM: 8GB of memory or higher
  • Hard Drive\SSD: 512GB Total Capacity or higher
  • Operating System: Up to date versions of Windows 10 or MacOS
  • Graphics: Any integrated or dedicated graphics card


  • CPU: 2Ghz Dual-Core Processor or higher
  • RAM: 4GB of memory or higher
  • Hard Drive\SSD: 256GB Total Capacity or higher
  • Operating System: Up to date versions of Windows 10 or MacOS
  • Graphics: Any integrated or dedicated graphics card

Software Requirements

Internet Recommended Requirements
15Mbps Download
5Mbps Upload

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Web Browser Requirements
Please have at least one of the following latest browser versions of installed on your device.

  • Microsoft Edge
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari (does have issues with some websites in general)

Class & Program Specific Requirements

Important Note: Adobe Creative Cloud will be provided to students, faculty, and staff at no additional cost. Microsoft 365 will be provided to all students, faculty, and staff at no additional cost, as usual. Information about these services and installations will be sent via email at the beginning of the school year and/or during initial orientation. Access to these software entitlements will be discontinued once a student or employee is no longer actively enrolled or employed. For further information, please contact the IT Department using the Student Help Desk or the Parent Help Desk. 

Hardware & Accessory Recommendations

Webcam Recommendation
1080p Resolution Webcam or higher (Logitech Brand Recommended) 

Power and Internet Outage Backup Recommendation
UPS Battery Backup Surge Protector

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