Technology

  • Families with a full-time student enrolled with AKTEACH Correspondence/Homeschool have the option of renting a computer OR an iPad. Families with four or more children enrolled in the program will be allowed to check out two (2 laptops, laptop & iPad, or 2 iPads).

     

    Laptops and iPads are not available to check out after February each year unless there are extenuating circumstances.

     

    Computer System

     

    A MacBook Pro computer is available for every family with full-time student(s) enrolled with AKTEACH Correspondence/Homeschool. The amount of $300 will be deducted from your family allotment each year, with no out-of-pocket expense to you. At the end of the school year, the following options are available for purchase:

     

    • End of year one: You may purchase the computer for $750 or return the computer

     

    • End of year two: You may purchase the computer for $500 or return the computer

     

    • End of year three: You may purchase the computer for $150 or return the computer

     

    • End of year four: You may purchase the computer for $1

     

    A signed Equipment Agreement is required before any equipment is distributed.

     

    Used Computers

     

    As families withdraw, we accumulate some computers that have time remaining on the loan. We restore these computers to their like-new condition and make them available to families on loan. While the yearly allotment deductions for the loan are the same as those for a new computer, the deductions occur for fewer years, becuase these computers have only 1, or 2 years left on the loan. The three years of the loan are tied to the computer itself, not to the family receiving the computer. The loan price for laptop computers is $300/year.

     

    iPad

     

    An iPad 2 is available for every family with full-time student(s) enrolled with AKTEACH Correspondence/Homeschool. The amount of $300 will be deducted from your family allotment each year. At the end of the year, the following options are available for purchase:

     

    • End of year one: You may purchase the iPad for $300 or return the iPad

     

    • End of year two: You may purchase the iPad for $1

     

    Computer/iPad Care

     

    AKTEACH is not liable for intentional or accidental damage or misuse of loaned technology. Conditions indicating improper use are outlined in the documentation available online from the computer manufacturer. AKTEACH accepts no responsibilityu for the actions of students, parents or persons allowed access to an AKTEACH computer or iPad.

     

    Actions of the operator are exclusively the responsibility of that individual this includes, but is not limited to: illegal software or music media; internet related financial fraud or identify theft; accessing illicit sites, hacking, cracking, or activities related to these general terms, copyright infringements on students, parent or user sites or postings, or distribution activities (known or unknown involvement). Replacement assistance will be limited to existing stock. Allow for shipping time and costs when considering repair and replacement options deemed your responsibility. The replacement price of a new laptop is $1,200 and will depreciate on a yearly sliding scale. Do not attempt to repair or replace hardware without first consulting with the AKTEACH Technology Department first (this may void a warranty). Do not install third-party hardware such as DVD drives, CD burners, wireless cards, sound or graphic cards without first consulting with the AKTEACH Technology Department. All computers/iPads must be returned upon withdrawal from the AKTEACH Correspondence/Homeschool program with the exception of parents who wish to buy out an existing loan. A signed computer/iPad agreement is required from every parent/guardian who is issued a device.    

     

     

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