iPad Program Details

  • The iPad program is for all 7th - 12th grade students.

    Cost & Purchase Information

    iPads can be purchased through Valley Christian Schools. There are two benefits to purchasing through VCS:

      • iPads purchased through VCS are eligible for two to four years of AppleCare Plus protection at a reduced cost. Also, if purchased with a bundled case, Apple will waive the $50 deductible per accidental damage claim (two incidents per year).
      • VCS will process all repairs or replacements in case of a break or any damage.

    Can I purchase an iPad from a retail store (like Walmart, Costco, Amazon, BestBuy, etc)?

    Yes, you can purchase your own iPad from a retail store. If you choose this route, please understand the following:

      • There is a $25 setup fee to bring your own iPad, and you will need to bring the iPad to VCS to have the tech team prepare it. It will be erased and then configured to work with our VC program. 
      • Unless you purchase the AppleCare warranty at the time of purchase, VC cannot process any repairs or replacements. You will be on your own for this. VC will provide a “loaner” iPad for five school days free of charge, but then $5 per school day after the fifth day. If you order a replacement iPad through the school, the $5 loaner fee will be waived.

    Can I use an iPad I already own?  

    Yes you can! If you plan to bring your own iPad, please note the following: 

      • It will need to at least be able to run the latest iPad OS (currently iPad OS 17) and have at least 64gb of storage.
      • There is a $25 setup fee to bring your own iPad.
      • You will need to bring the iPad to either middle school or high school by July 30 (or anytime before) to have the tech team prepare it. Before bringing the iPad, please do the following:
        1. Be sure to save any personal items (photos, notes, etc) to another device as your iPad will be completely erased.
        2. Sign out of iCloud and the iTunes & App Store: Tap Settings > [your name]. Scroll down and tap Sign Out. Enter your Apple ID password and tap Turn Off.
        3. Go back to Settings and tap General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.
        4. If asked for your device passcode or restriction passcode, enter it. Then tap Erase [device].
      • VC cannot process any repairs or replacements unless you purchased the AppleCare+ warranty at the time of purchase. VC will provide a “loaner” iPad for five school days free of charge, but then $5 per school day after the fifth day.

    How much will it cost? 

    See our iPad Pricing & Ordering page (www.vcschools.org/ipadorder). 

    Are there any financing options through VCS?

    We do not offer a payment plan. You must pay upfront when you order the iPad by check or credit card.

    Do I have to purchase a case?

    Cases are highly recommended but not required. We recommend cases that have a cover for the display and also that has good corner protection.

    Do I have to purchase a separate keyboard and/or Apple Pencil?

    Although we do encourage purchasing an Apple Pencil, separate accessories are optional. Please note that Apple accessories are covered under the AppleCare+ warranty but only if the accessories were purchased with the iPad (accidental damage service fees will apply). Non-Apple cases (even if purchased from Apple) are NOT covered under the AppleCare+ warranty.

    If a new model comes out after school starts, can my son or daughter use the new model instead?

    If you would like to purchase a new iPad at any point during the year, please complete the iPad order form here: www.vcschools.org/ipadorder. Please consult the technology team and realize that moving content to a new device can be time-consuming. As mentioned above, there is a $25 set-up fee if you do not purchase the iPad from VCS.

    How can I learn more?

Last Modified on December 7, 2023