Technical FAQs

Do I need to own a computer to attend?

Students are provided a dedicated workstation at Newark Prep that includes a computer and everything required to use the online component of the program. Although not required, it is recommended that students either own or have regular access to a computer outside of the Newark Prep school site to complete homework assignments. We’ll make arrangements for access to computers for homework after school if families do not have one at their disposal outside of school.

What computer skills are required?

Students need to have at least some basic computer skills in order to be successful in the program. Newark Prep will have training sessions for students that need additional support in this area.

What are the ideal hardware and software requirements to access the Newark Prep online data and academic program offsite in the evening or weekends?

Computers available at Newark Prep follow these technical specs:

  • Speed: 1.8 GHz or better
  • RAM: 2 GB (minimum)
  • Disk space: 160 GB or more
  • DVD drive
  • Monitor: 19-inch flat panel
  • Audio: High definition sound card
  • Modem: 56 kbps (minimum) & ethernet port. Laptops should include NIC card (wi-fi)
  • Desktop and headset microphones
  • Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Microsoft© Internet Explorer version 9.x
  • Adobe© Reader©
  • Macromedia Flash™
  • Shockwave™
  • QuickTime©
  • Real Player©
  • McAfee© Virus Protection

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