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Device of Choice Program

La Salle College High School’s Technology Vision seeks to provide an environment that empowers students through access to technology for the communication of information and ideas. To that end, La Salle’s Device of Choice Program will allow students to utilize the device with which they are most comfortable to access La Salle’s technology infrastructure.

In response to the technology use survey, La Salle recognizes the desire of students and parents to choose the devices students will use while in school. The Device of Choice program lets students continue to develop their technological skills while using a device that meets their personal educational needs.

Device of Choice Program FAQ

What does La Salle recommend for devices?

La Salle College High School is pleased to provide an environment in which students, faculty, and staff can connect their personally-owned computers and network-capable mobile devices to the network and gain access to their La Salle accounts and the Internet. In order to gain the most benefit from this the Office of Information Technology does make recommendations for minimum computer configurations.

In most cases a computer purchased within the last three years will be sufficient for connection to La Salle’s network. If you have any questions regarding whether your computer meets the requirements, you can print this page and visit your local computer store to have their staff confirm its compatibility with the network.

Chromebooks, iPads, and Android tablets are not suitable devices for school use and will not be permitted. While these devices may connect to La Salle’s network, the Office of Information Technology cannot guarantee that all features necessary for classroom use will work with these devices and cannot be supported.

Will La Salle teach students ethical and safe Internet use?

Digital Citizenship will still be a cornerstone of not only La Salle’s device program but also its Introduction to Information Sciences & Technology class that all freshmen are required to take.

How will students use their devices in class?

While use will vary from class to class, teachers will ask students to submit work electronically through the portal, access assignments online, and use their device to conduct research.

How will students connect to La Salle’s network?

As with their current devices, students will be able to select “LaSalleStudent” as their Wi-Fi network and connect after signing in with the username and password they use for the portal and email.

Will La Salle provide assistance in setting up and maintaining students’ devices?

La Salle’s Office of Information Technology will hold Tablet Orientation days in August for all incoming freshmen. At that orientation, students will receive help in connecting to La Salle’s network, accessing the student portal, setting up email on their device, and more. Students who are experiencing software and connectivity issues with their device can come to the Office of Information Technology for assistance. The Support Center will also aid in directing students to the proper channels for hardware support.

What happens with broken, lost, or stolen devices?

All students are required to have a charged device with them each day. To that end, responsibility for the safety and security of personal devices lies with the student. Students have the option of purchasing optional Accidental Damage Protection for their device. Additionally, insurance policies that cover stolen devices are available through third parties.

Will loaner devices be available?

A limited number of loaner devices will be available. However, these devices are for students whose own laptops are being repaired. These loaners are not available for students who have forgotten their personal device on a given day.


August Intro Sessions for Incoming Freshmen

Sessions will be held in the McShain Library in Saint Michael Hall. We will begin promptly at the scheduled time so please plan to arrive with about ten minutes early with your device fully charged for this hands on session.

Wednesday, August 7 - 8:30-10:30 am

Tuesday, August 13 - 6:00-8:00 pm

Monday, August 19 - 6:00-8:00 pm

Wednesday, August 21 - 8:30-10:30 am


  • Suggested Devices


    Lenovo 300e 2-in-1

    • Windows 10 Home
    • 11.6" Touchscreen Convertible Ultrabook
    • 64GB SSD
    • 4GB RAM

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    MacBook Air


    • macOS High Sierra
    • 128GB SSD
    • 8GB RAM

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  • Recommended Software Specifications


    • Operating System
      • Microsoft Windows 10
      • macOS 10.13 High Sierra or later
    • Internet Browser (any of the following)
      • Google Chrome (recommended)
      • Safari
      • Mozilla Firefox
      • Internet Explorer

    In addition to the above recommended specifications, we also recommend the following:


    • Office Productivity Software
      • All students have access to Office 365
    • Email
      • La Salle uses Microsoft Office 365