EQUIPMENT AND CONNECTION

Hardware Requirements

Rhode Island Connections Academy families may request one laptop per household and available for each enrolled student upon request. Any computer equipment supplied by the school is on loan during enrollment and must be returned upon withdrawal, graduation, or at the request of the school.

If you choose to use your own computer, be sure your system meets our minimum system requirements below.

Internet Service

Rhode Island Connections Academy households are responsible for providing their own Internet service.

Internet service subsidies will be available for households that request and are approved for a technology hardship exception. Please refer to your school handbook for details. The handbook is available after initial registration.

Printer

Rhode Island Connections Academy households are responsible for providing their own printer.

Support

We offer comprehensive technical support and usage information for the systems we provide.

PREPARING YOUR DEVICE

Connectivity Requirements

Students/Learning Coaches can log into Pearson Online Classroom  from various devices, such as a mobile phone, tablet, or desktop computer. We regularly test a wide range of devices to ensure the accessibility and functionality of the education management system.

Mobile Devices and Third-Party Curriculum

Although we regularly test our education management system, many mobile devices may not be fully compatible with third-party curriculum platforms that are accessed through Pearson Online Classroom. These include: Chromebook, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Kindle, and Android phones & tablets.