Technical FAQs

Do I need to own a computer to attend?

Based on financial need and eligibility, Hoosier Academies may loan a computer system (including desktop computer for grades K-8, laptop for grades 9-12, printer, and software) to support the learning process. These computer systems are instructional property and must be returned when the student leaves the school. Hoosier Academies will arrange for technical support and troubleshooting for these systems. Each family will need to secure their own Internet service provider. Families that qualify for a loaner computer may also qualify for a stipend to offset the cost of the Internet service. This determination will take place during the enrollment process.

What does the computer system provided by Hoosier Academies include?

Computers provided by the Hoosier Academies follow these technical specs:

  • Speed: 1.8 GHz or better
  • RAM: 2-4 GB
  • Disk space: 160 GB or more
  • DVD drive
  • Monitor: 19-inch flat panel
  • Laptop screen: 15.6-inch
  • Audio: High Definition sound card
  • Modem: Ethernet port. Laptops include Nic card (wi-fi)
  • Desktop Microphone and Headset Microphones
  • Operating system: Windows 7 Professional
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer version 10
  • Google Chrome 33
  • Mozilla Firefox 22
  • Adobe® Reader®
  • Macromedia Flash™
  • Shockwave™
  • Java 7
  • QuickTime®
  • Real Player®
  • McAfee® Virus Protection
  • McAfee® Web Protection

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RealPlayer is a trademark or a registered trademark of RealNetworks, Inc.

Macromedia Flash is a trademark or registered trademark of Macromedia, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. QuickTime is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.