iPad Information

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iPad Specifications


  • Chipset: Our recommendation for the iPad with the A10 or newer chipset. With the continual updating of iOS, many generations of iPads are no longer compatible with many of our required apps due to their lack of compatibility with iOS version 10 or higher. As we have no control of the updating schedule or when Apple may phase out iOS updates for previous generation chipsets, we recommend the purchase of an iPad with the A10 chip at a minimum (A12 is best).
  • Storage: We recommend 32 GB of storage at a minimum.
    • Due to the size of eBooks and the data space necessary for class projects and assignments, 16 GB cannot sufficiently support the usage that will be required by students.
  • iPad Pro: Students may buy and use iPad Pro. We do not require this version as it increases the cost. All iPad Pros have an A10 or newer chipset but ensure the storage is 32GB or more.
  • iPad Minis: We DO NOT recommend the iPad Mini due to the following:
    • Notes and quizzes may be difficult to read/see because of the smaller screen.
    • In some cases, eBooks have had compatibility issues.
  • Wi-Fi/Cellular Plan: Wi-Fi (you do not need a 3G/4G contract unless you personally choose to do so)
  • Education Pricing: You can purchase an iPad directly from Apple’s Education Store. The iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil is incredibly helpful for digital note taking - if your student would prefer this additional device. This is the best overall value package that we know is available.

Required Apps

Below, find the current list of required apps. Please check back often to see if apps have been added to the list.

Fees may apply




  • AppleCare+ Apple’s own insurance plan that covers such things as breakage, etc. http://www.apple.com/support/products/ipad.html
  • Check your own home insurance policy to see if it covers devices such as iPads
  • If you buy your iPad from Apple, have them engrave your name on the back of the iPad

Recommended Apps

Below, find the apps that we are recommeding for students. Please check back often to see if apps have been added to the list.