For the 2019/2020 school year, Detroit Country Day School provides computing devices for students grades PK3-6. For students in grades 7 through 12, students can continue to use their school issued device or bring their own device. Below is a breakdown of the program:
The school requires the device supports 5GHz Wifi, has at least a 7″ screen and includes a keyboard (either touch screen or physical). Examples of acceptable devices are Microsoft Windows based laptops, Apple laptops and Chromebooks.
If you already have a compatible computing device, setup is very simple.
Most of the applications we use are web based. The list of sites that we use are located on our apps portal page at:
Students can login to this site with their DCDS username and password.
Some applications require a Client to be installed on Windows, MacOS, Android and Apple iOS. Here is the link to the download page for the VMware Horizon Client:
As always, Detroit Country Day School’s IT Support is happy to provide assistance. We have a Help Desk Technician at each campus and we are staffed from 7:30am to 4:00pm on School Days
For Technical Support for all systems, including computers, phones, educational technology, network outages, senior systems and My BackPack, please send us an email to the following address:
No, as long as the device is functioning properly and is able to meet the minimum hardware requirements, a student may use a device that he/she already owns.
Any Windows, MacOS, Chromebook or Linux laptop device will work, as long as it supports 5GHz Wifi
No additional software applications are required.
The virtual applications can be accessed from anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection.
Yes, however they may not be used as the student’s primary computing device.