Excelsior School and the Eureka Union School District are please to support a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. This means that families will are able to choose a device to bring to school from a list of recommended devices that meet minimum specifications. We chose this program for several reasons:

  • The prevalence of web-based tools and non-device specific programs

  • The desire for students to be able to produce original work

  • The ability for students to customize their learning experience

  • The budgetary realities of each family and the school district

  • The freedom for students to choose a device that fits their comfort level and interests


So, how does this work?  Families are able to purchase a device that meets clearly defined functional requirements. The information below will describe these requirements and offer examples of approved devices to help families make informed decisions.  Please consider the following steps before purchasing a device for your family:

  • Review the recommended devices and minimum requirements

  • Research the capabilities and prices of the specific device in which you are interested

  • Purchase the device that best meets your family’s needs.


For more information about the BYOD program, and recommendations for devices that will best serve the needs of your student, please visit the district website HERE.

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