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​All 7th and 8th grade students at Front Range Christian School are provided a school-owned iPad to use throughout the school year. To protect these iPads, we strongly encourage families purchase a suitable case. Students are responsible for any damage to the school-owned iPad, so it is worth the expense of investing in a quality case. Spending a little now could save you money in the long run! Listed below are the requirements for cases as well as some options for the required cases. Please be aware that students may NOT receive their iPad until they have one of the required cases.

Case Requirements

Please note that if you want a case with a built-in keyboard, there is only one case that we recommend: the OtterBox Agility Keyboard Portfolio for the iPad Air or Air 2. Keyboards on other cases may cause the screen to crack if too much pressure is to the case. If you must have a physical keyboard, the only acceptable options are the OtterBox listed above or to use one of the cases listed below with an external keyboard.

Any cases used by 7th and 8th grade students must:

  • Cover the screen completely: iPads must either have a tempered glass cover or a case with a hard plastic shell that completely covers the screen.
  • Cover the back of the iPad completely at all times.
  • Completely cover the corners of the iPad so that the corners of the iPad are not visible unless the case is removed. When looking at the edges of the iPad, you should see the case, not the iPad.

Recommended Cases

NOTE: Purchasing one of these cases is recommended for the 2016/2017 school year, and will be required for the 2017/2018 academic year.

The cases listed below meet the requirements to sufficiently cover the iPad in most conditions, though misuse of the iPad could still result in damage. Students are still liable for any damage to the iPad, even if it is in one of the following cases. However, the likelihood of it being damaged in one of these cases is far less than in cheaper, after-market cases. Most case manufacturers do not provide warranties, but Otterbox may on select cases; check their website for more information.

Remember, your case is an investment that may protect you from needing to replace the screen or pay for other damage to the iPad, so spending a little more up front could save you money in the long run…you tend to get what you pay for!

iPad Air 1

iPad Air 2

iPad 3/4

iPad Mini