American Heritage allows students from 6th – 12th-grades to bring personal laptop computers to aid in the learning process. The electronic devices serve multiple purposes including: textbook(s), organizational planner, calendar, research aid, communication tool, presentation device, notebook, word processor, and study support.
American Heritage configures the school network for safety and privacy and the school provides all software necessary. The school’s network is protected by Clearstone Security.* All families should plan to provide a protected wireless option for students studying at home.
*Clearstone security offers AHSJ families a discount for home installation.
Cell Phones and Other Electronics
The school has a telephone for student-use located in the west entry. All students are expected to turn in cell phones and electronics. Students found in violation of this are subject to the following:
- First offense: Warning
- Second offense: Parent/guardian will need to pick up the device in the office.
- Third offense: The school reserves the right to confiscate the device.
Students are not allowed on social media sites during school hours, including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. Students are expected to only visit sites pertaining to their studies. Visiting inappropriate or degrading websites is in direct violation of the code of conduct. Students found in violation of the internet usage policies are subject to the code of conduct guidelines. Discipline may include exclusion from using electronics, suspension, or dismissal.