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system requirements

iA is a choice school. Parents are responsible for ensuring their scholar has access to a computer and internet connection. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be the latest and greatest. If your computer was built within the last 5 years, it’s probably a-ok!

iPads, tablets or mobile device do not meet system requirements. A laptop or desktop works best with our learning software.

*A limited supply of laptops are available on loan to qualifying scholars. Contact us for more information.

Preferred Browser & Settings

Chrome or Firefox, latest version • Java enabled • Pop-ups enabled for domains: and other sites as required for access • Security compatible with SSO (single sign on) configurations

Computer and Browser Requirements for Canvas Instructure, our Learning Management System ⋙

Operating System

Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.9 or later
Chromebook: Chrome OS (most recent)


Sound: USB Headset with microphone
Audio: 16-bit soundcard or equivalent
Display: 1024×768 pixel resolution; 256+ color depth

Mobile Devices are Limited

Course apps on a smartphone have limited functions. For example, Canvas is designed for a personal computer and may hide or shrink content on a phone screen. Scholars are encouraged to explore the Canvas app in addition to using it on on their personal computer.

Canvas mobile apps require Android 8.0 or later and iOS 15.0 or later.
Limited-support mobile browser guidelines ⋙

Internet Connection

Reliable internet connection of a minimum of 5-10 mbps recommended.
Zoom system requirements ⋙


1 free GB above operating system recommendations