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Year 10,11 and 12 - BYO Laptop

Albany Creek SHS strongly believes that well-supported 1 to 1 access to Laptop Computers has the potential to deliver fundamental and lasting advantages to our senior student population. 
It is difficult to find any aspect of our current society that has not or will not be impacted by digital technologies. Whether it be how we shop, how we organise our travel or importantly how we learn, digital disruptions and transformations have already delivered changes that many of us never envisaged.
In the future there will be many changes and challenges that we do not foresee. Accordingly schools must prepare students for not only what is currently known, but for what may happen in the future.
To help our students prepare for the challenges of the future and to assist them to assimilate the use of technologies into their everyday education activities we offer the studentt the opportunity to join our 2018  BYO Laptop Program. Students have the option to bring in their own laptop provided it meets the minimum specifications set out in the Albany Creek SHS BYO Laptop Brochure. 
Students who bring their own laptop will also need to ensure that all software required for their course of study is purchased and loaded on the laptop as well as complete and return to school the Albany Creek SHS BYO Laptop User Agreement.
BYO Laptop Software Requirements
Students will require the following software suites on their BYO laptop.
1/ Microsoft Office - available free for Queensland Secondary Students. Students require their school (MIS) email and password to access.
2/ Adobe Creative Cloud - available for $27.50 per year and payable to the school office. All students studying Visual Arts, Business and IT are advised to purchase this subscription.
Adobe Creative Cloud software provides access to PhotoShop, Premiere Pro, After Effects and more. Check the Adobe website for more information.  Disregard all pricing from the Adobe site as the school has special pricing for our students.
3/ AutoCAD - available free for our students. AutoCAD is required for all students studying Graphics. Check the AutoDesk website for details on downloading AutoCAD.
4/ Antivirus Program - all students bringing in their own Laptop will require an anitvirus program loaded on their laptop. This can be purchased from the retailer of your choice. The school uses Symantec but you may select any anti virus package.