Vermont Academy Technology & IT
The IT Department at Vermont Academy supports the technology of the entire campus and provides wireless internet access to all buildings using a network of about 75 wireless access points. As well, academic buildings have public multi-function printers/copiers/scanners available for student use.
The IT Department provides support to faculty and students from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the week and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. Internet access times for students run from 6 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. during the week, except during study time. Seniors and PGs are afforded 24-hour internet access.
Vermont Academy is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) school and all students are allowed to connect three (3) devices to the Vermont Academy network. We support mainly Windows-based and Mac-based computers. Please note: Students in grades 11 and 12 should NOT bring a Chromebook to campus. The reason for this has to do with the changes in the Standardized Testing Guidelines regarding Non-Managed Chromebooks. That being said, we do have a few recommendations for incoming students. A device with a fully functional keyboard is essential.
Accidental damage coverage or adding the device to your home insurance is a great idea as student devices may get damaged over the course of the school year. Purchasing Microsoft Office and some kind of malware/virus protection is also highly recommended.
Internet access is provided by a dedicated 200+ Mbps circuit, and web traffic filters keep the content of unsavory or high bandwidth websites under control. Twenty servers, a multitude of switches, a fiber backbone between buildings, and a Wireless Mesh for buildings beyond the immediate campus extend the resources of our network to just about everywhere, including many outdoor locations. Most classrooms are equipped with projectors, and these, in conjunction with laptops used by faculty, allow for very interactive presentations.