Academics

Bring Your Own Device

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) applies to students in the Upper School (Middle and High.) It does not apply to students in the Lower School, as Graded supplies classrooms in that division with the appropriate technology necessary for a robust learning environment.  

Graded is a one-to-one school and a “bring your own device” (BYOD) institution. It is expected that all students come to school ready to study, with fully charged and functional laptops that fulfill the minimum requirements specified below. These requirements allow students to fully participate in educational activities while also receiving support from teachers and the ICT Department.

All systems and ICT services are device-agnostic and any computer will work on campus. Please note that:

  • iPads and Android tablets are great devices, with several features and applications. However, due to some limitations, they are not suitable as a primary device in Graded’s educational context.

  • In addition to their laptops, students are welcome to bring a tablet or other digital devices. 

Cell Phones
Each school division takes a thoughtful and research-based approach to student use of cell phones. Find below a brief summary of each division’s policy.

Lower School: Lower School students are not permitted to use cell phones to make or receive calls or messages during the school day unless allowed by the instructor to support an educational activity.

Middle School: Cell phones and other personal devices, other than laptop computers and electronic readers, are prohibited in the Middle School during school hours, between 8:10 am and 3:10 pm. Such devices should be kept out of sight during these hours, secured in lockers, and switched off.

High School: High School students are not allowed to use cell phones during class, meetings, or assemblies without a teacher's permission. Students may use smartphone features, such as digital music players, apps, and cameras, appropriately during school hours. 

Please see additional information in your child’s division handbook.
 

BYOD Requirements 2021-2022

Category Specification
Processor (CPU) Intel (i5) or AMD (Ryzen 5) processor
RAM Memory 8 Gigabytes (GB)
Hard Drive 250GB SSD OR 500 GB Hybrid
Operating System Windows 10 (64 - bit)
Mac OSX 10.14 (Mojave) or above
Network Ethernet Card 100/1000 Gbps (optional)
Wireless Card (mandatory)
Language Support English (other languages acceptable as long as English support is available)
Keyboard Physical keyboard (must support English Language)
USB Ports At least one USB port of the A or C types, in case the computer does not have one, student must have a dongle.
Browser Any Browser is supported, but it is mandatory to run Google Chrome or its derivates, such as Microsoft Edge or Opera
Antivírus It is not mandatory, yet we highly recommend that a complete Antivirus solution is installed to protect against Viruses, Malware, Spyware and Ransomware.
Power Adapter Students must bring their power supply cords to school, these must support the Brazilian power connector standards, if not, students must provide an adapter.


Permissions
Students should have sufficient privileges to update and install software, drivers, and other components.

Questions?
Please ask your teacher or the ICT department. Parents may email helpdesk@graded.br for assistance or visit our office on campus.