Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) for Digital Learning at AAHS

The advantages for students who bring in their own device to school are many and varied. A student-owned internet capable device can be an important part of a student's toolkit that will give them instant access to unlimited resources and enable them to support, extend, communicate and share their learning in a way that will prepare them for their futures. 

The advantages of student-owned devices include: 

  • Any time, anywhere access to class resources, support and extension activities

  • The ability to develop "digital" folders and exercise books for their classes (that can't be lost, and never need replacing) through Google Apps

  • Anytime, anywhere access to the school library e-books, database and cataloged web resources.

  • Greater ability to communicate with teachers, parents, and peers to support their learning through instant access to their student e-mail

  • Anytime, anywhere access to unlimited resources and information on the internet

  • The ability to draft, redraft and publish their work at the click of a button

  • Allowing students to become active partners in their learning

Digital Citizenship

Internet safety and helping our students become good digital citizens is of paramount importance at AAHS! Our staff is committed to helping students maintain a positive digital footprint and keeping our students safe an while using the vast collection of educational resources available on the internet. We use digital citizenship lessons from Common Sense Media. 

Practicing good digital citizenship extends beyond the classroom and into the home. For great resources for your family, visit the links below:

SafeTeens A place for teens and parents to learn how to use the Internet safely. A website dedicated to keeping kids safe in a wired world. is dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy and security.

Digital Compass - Where are you headed? The only educational game that gives kids the freedom to explore how decisions made in their digital lives can impact their relationships and future.  (from Common Sense Media)

Getting Internet Access at Home

 Resources for Parents

Device Recommendations

What type of laptop or tablet should AAHS students use? Anything that meets our laptop/tablet specs is acceptable.  Cell phones may not be used as a student's BYOD device.

Digital Learning Laptop Loaner 

Don't have a laptop or tablet to spare?  We can help!  

To borrow a device from AAHS (even a temporary loaner while yours is being repaired) please fill out the appropriate application below. 

The fee for borrowing a device is $25 per semester. This fee is being waived for the Fall 2020 semester.

STEP 1: Please read the Technology Guidelines and Responsible Use Agreement and fill out page 8. The form may be filled out electronically and emailed to Ruth Hiner ( OR the form may be printed, filled out and brought to pickup.

Skip Step 2 for Fall 2020.

STEP 2: Pay for the device via or via our bookkeeper's office.

Fall 2020 Step 3:
If you are unable to pick up a device on August 20th or 21st, please contact Patrice Geis ( or Ruth Hiner (

STEP 3: Bring your receipt from the bookkeeper to the library. Show the receipt and the signed borrower agreement to the library to check out a device.

Educational Discounts 

List of links to sites offering educational discounts

Have teenagers?  Get insurance!  

Students and parents are responsible to pay for damages that occur on their district-provided-devices.

​Li​nk to 3rd party insurance

Need troubleshooting?

At AAHS, go to Room 416 to see Ms. Hiner or Mr. Duran for help.

At home, consider using the following links.

PC Troubleshooting links

PC Troubleshooting videos (YouTube)

Mac Troubleshooting links

Mac Troubleshooting videos (YouTube)

iPad Troubleshooting Links

iPadTroubleshooting videos (YouTube)

Tablet Troubleshooting links

Tablet Troubleshooting videos(YouTube)​