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    Students provide their own technology and high speed internet access. All coursework will be made available through FCS' learning management system, itslearning. 
    Computer Requirements

    Technology plays a key role in learning at Forsyth Virtual Academy. As one of our students, you will use a computer to complete assignments, download course materials and work on other tasks. With this in mind, you will be expected to have access to and use the hardware and software described below. Please note that due to the rapid rate of change in information technology, we anticipate that hardware and software competencies will be updated on a regular basis.


    The following are the Basic Requirements:

    • A processor of 2.0 GHz or faster
    • A current anti-virus application¯updated regularly
    • 1 GB RAM or greater
    • High-speed Internet connection
    • Monitor and video card with 1024x768 ppi or greater resolution
    • Sound card with speakers
    • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® version 9.0 or later or Google Chrome 
    • Adobe® Reader® 9.0 or later
    • Flash® Player
    • Windows Vista, Windows 7, or later or Macintosh OSX 10.6 or later
    • Java Runtime Environment Version 7 or later

    Microsoft Office 2007 or later (for Windows) or Microsoft Office 2008 or later (for Mac) or Apache Open Office

    Students who do not have these basics may not be able to access all of the documents, videos, etc. that are used in the iAchieve curriculum presentations.


    Computer Accessibility

    The following recommendations are for computer accessibility in order to ensure that your computer's operating system is up to date with the most recent accessibility technology. All students need access to a computer for success in their coursework. The operating systems on most computers already have some features that include these accessibility technologies:

    • Changing font size
    • Changing size of desktop icons
    • Magnification of portions of your screen
    • Converting text to speech
    • Altering background color
    • Captioning for audio
    • Speech recognition


    Accessibility for Operating Systems

    Both Microsoft and Apple provide additional accessibility guides, tutorial and tips for use on your computer. Visit the Microsoft or Apple website for information.