To best support your child's optimum learning at ISM, we have developed requirements for both hardware and software for the BYOD program. For your reference, the ISM iCampus Apple Store* price list is available here.
ISM reserves the right to modify these specifications over time.
Students are expected to maintain a fully functioning laptop at all times and come to school with them fully charged. Computers that are physically damaged (cracked screens, keyboards missing keys, trackpads not functioning, etc), should be promptly repaired so as to minimize down-time for students. Determination of the functionality of the device is subject to the discretion of the IT Dept.
*Please note that iCampus is an independent reseller and is not affiliated nor supported by ISM.
Minimum Screen Size
Mac / Windows PC
Mac OSX 10.8 or higher*
Windows 7 or higher
11 inches (13" and larger recommended)
Intel i3 or faster recommended
2 GB (4 GB or more recommended)
120 GB or larger
802.11n or higher (No B or G devices)
Strongly recommend 3 year warranty (Apple Care if Mac)
*We strongly recommend refraining from updating to the latest operating systems during the initial release phase. Often the first releases are less stable and may cause conflicts with our network, essential software, and the hardware. It's best to wait until sufficient updates are released to rectify any potential issues. While the ISM IT Dept strives to assist students and support issues that may occur with software, hardware, and connectivity, there are at times, problems that may be beyond the scope of our IT Dept's support.
We require the following software to be installed in order to provide continuity amongst subject areas:
There are a couple of options for MS Office: to purchase the software outright (iCampus currently has it for Php 7,800), or through the online subscription at Php 260/mo or Php 3,000 for a 4 year subscription.
Required Software (Free)
Optional Software (Free)