Nov 27 - Nov 29
Middle and Upper School students are required to have an approved laptop for use in classes.
Required Operating System: Windows 10 Professional for a PC and Mac OS X 10.14 or later for an Apple MacBook.
When ordering a laptop, please do not purchase Microsoft Office. It will be installed at Pine Crest during configuration. The $120 fee will be charged even if a new laptop already has Microsoft Office installed. This fee will be charged to the student’s account.
There are many alternative network access devices available today, such as Android tablets, iPads, and Chromebooks. While Pine Crest may allow them to be brought to campus, these devices may not be supported on the Pine Crest network. A standard Mac or Windows-based laptop is still required for all students from Grades 6 to 12.
You are not required to purchase a recommended model. We provide recommendations to make it easier for you to order. All student laptops must be configured for Pine Crest's network by the Technology Department before being used on Pine Crest campuses. To avoid a late fee and last-minute rush, laptops should be brought in or shipped to the Technology Department by Friday, July 29, 2022. Pine Crest will continue to repair and support all previously recommended models.
If you are ordering online, please have the laptops delivered directly to Pine Crest's shipping address:
Pine Crest School
[Student's Name / Campus]
5959 NE 14th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
Parents may also drop off their student’s laptop in person to the campus to which their student will be attending during designated dates/times. Once the laptop is configured, parents will be contacted to pick up their student’s laptop during designated dates and times.
If you are bringing in the laptop, click here to download the configuration form. Please fill out the form and tape it to the laptop prior to drop-off.
All laptops should be purchased with a 3 or 4-year parts and labor warranty. The manufacturer’s warranty does not cover theft, loss, or damage. Batteries are typically covered for 1 year only.
We highly recommend purchasing accidental damage insurance. This insurance covers most damage to the laptop, including screen replacement. Dell offers ProSupport Plus, which covers accidental damage. We recommend ProSupport Plus for all Dell laptops.
Apple offers AppleCare+ which is limited accidental damage coverage. AppleCare is an extended warranty without accidental damage. We recommend AppleCare+ for all Apple laptops. Third party companies offer separate policies that cover theft, in addition to accidental damage.
When your warranty expires, consider purchasing a new laptop. This ensures you have the most up-to-date hardware and software and that repairs will be covered by the new warranty.
The school-required laptop is for use as an educational tool. Loading excessive numbers of games, music, videos, or photos may negatively impact performance.
Back up your files weekly. Google Drive and USB flash drives work well for backing up school work.