Catalina requires all incoming freshmen to bring an iPad to school. Many electronic textbooks are available through iBooks and
other sources, and students are able to highlight text, take notes, and
search for content from their iPads. Before long, most, if not all, school textbooks will be available in an
electronic format. We believe that using an iPad is beneficial for
our students and enhances the teaching and learning at school.
Students have access to computers and printers in the classrooms, library, and language labs. For students bringing computers to school, laptops are recommended due to desk space. Students must also bring a security cable. Both PC and Mac computers are acceptable.
Dormitories offer wireless Ethernet networks. Students can connect directly to the Internet and do not need their own account.
To access the wireless network, the computer must be equipped with a wireless Ethernet adapter (not a router) that meets the 802.11b/g/n WiFi standard. For Mac, the standard adapter is an AirPort card.
For more information, contact Brian
Borgerding, Director of Information Technology, at
831.655.9348. The office is located on the ground floor of the Science