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Father Ryan Technology Program

Our technology program is designed to provide an extended learning initiative for our students and a heightened teaching environment for our faculty.

Every student must bring a laptop computer with them to school. Father Ryan is a Microsoft 365 Cloud-based school and does not allow Apple or Chromebook computers. Using a single platform provides benefits in curriculum, planning, security, service, and training, both for our students and our IT Department. Using Microsoft enables the school to do the following:

  • Standardize curriculum materials that fit the Microsoft platform
  • Use existing anti-virus software that is Microsoft specific
  • Securely manage network-based printing from all devices
  • Train our tech staff on one system to respond quickly and accurately to any problems

Minimum Specifications

  • Intel I5 Core processor (or equivalent)
  • 8GB RAM minimum; 16GB RAM highly recommended
  • 256GB Hard drive or higher recommended
  • 11” Monitor: Touch Screen highly recommended
  • Five hour rated battery life
  • Integrated or attachable keyboard
  • Integrated touchpad or attachable mouse

*Computers that do not meet these minimum specifications will not be permitted on the Father Ryan High School network.

Recommended Computer Device Brands

  • Microsoft Corporation - Surface
  • Dell Computer Corporation
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Acer
  • Asus
  • Lenovo

*To align with Father Ryan's technology programs, it is recommended to invest in the current line of products for all recommended brands.

Technology Resources

Important note: You do not need to purchase the Microsoft Office365 Suite. Students will be given access to the suite during their time at Father Ryan High School.

Two students working at a table in the library corridor.