As an online school, it is imperative that students have access to the right technological tools to enable them to be immersed in content and learn without interruptions. To insure our student’s success, we are providing the minimum system requirements.  Carefully review the following information to verify your student’s technology support system meets the requirement for Internet Academy and our content partners.

Every student needs to have access to a laptop or desktop personal computer that meets the system requirements of Internet Academy and our content partners.  The good news is that it doesn’t have to be the latest and greatest: if your computer is 5 years old or younger, it’s probably a-ok!

Browser Operating System RAM

Chrome  or Firefox preferred, the most current version.
Browser versions must be updated as releases occur to insure stability.

Flash must be enabled.

Windows

  • Operating System: Windows 7 or higher
  • Audio: 16-bit soundcard or equivalent; speakers or headphones
  • Display: 1024×768 pixel resolution; 256+ color depth

Macintosh

  • Operating System: OSX 10.6 or higher
  • Audio: 16-bit soundcard or equivalent; speakers or headphones
  • Display: 1024×768 pixel resolution; 256+

At or above OS recommendations, plus 1 GB free RAM

 

Internet Connection Speeds Partner System Requirements  Mobile Devices (Tablets, iPad, Phone, etc)
Reliable internet connection, including:

  • 0.5 mbits/sec upstream bandwidth
  • 1 mbits/sec download bandwidth

Check  your connection speed at speedtest.net

Verify each system

  • All students must have access to a laptop or desktop computer.
  • Apps exist to access course content on a mobile device and students are encouraged to explore them as an option in addition to their personal computer.
  • Courses will contain content and features that may not be compatible with a mobile device.