Beacon Academy is an online high school and satisfactory attendance will require access to a computer with an internet connection. While we encourage students and families to provide their own arrangements, Beacon Academy understands that the additional burden cannot be accommodated in all situations. For students without access to appropriate technologies, Beacon Academy will allow students to checkout a computer to use for schoolwork at home.
Beacon Academy maintains a limited inventory of computers. Students who qualify under federal criteria, including those students with Individualized Education Plans or eligible for Free-and-Reduced Lunch, will be given priority to checkout Beacon Academy equipment. If excess computers become available, Beacon Academy Technology Services will release the excess computers for checkout by non-qualifying students.
A student may only check out one (1) laptop from Beacon Academy Technology Services at a time. A refundable deposit of $100 is required along with the Laptop Use Agreement Form, which must be signed by a parent/guardian. The maximum deposit per family is $150 with a separate Laptop Use Agreement required for each student. The deposit will be waived for students who qualify under federal eligibility criteria, including those with an Individualized Education Plan or who qualify for Free-and-Reduced Lunch.
After the Laptop Use Agreement and all deposits are submitted, students may receive a computer from Beacon Academy Technology Services. Upon receipt of the computer, each student will confirm the equipment’s condition, at which point the student/parent/guardian will assume custody and full responsibility of the computer, including, battery, charger, and charger cables. Students/parents/guardians are expected to abide by the terms of the Laptop Use Agreement and the Responsible Use Policy for Technology at all times.
In the event that a laptop is damaged or lost the student/parent/guardian is responsible to reimburse Beacon Academy for the cost of repair or replacement up to the total value of $800 the cost the unit.
Student/parents.guardians are expected to return equipment immediately at the request of school personnel or if the student ceases to attend Beacon Academy. A Late fee of $25 will assessed for each week that the student/parent/guardian fails to return the equipment.