General Informationanna-and-mrs-schwarz-092016

Any model of iPad with up-to-date software will work with the OLH program of studies. However, students will need a model with at least 32 GB of memory.  For the 2017-2018 school year, all English, math, science, social studies, Spanish and theology texts are available on the iPad with the exception of some of the Advanced Placement texts. Alternatively, any model of MacBook with up-to-date software will also work.

Required Email

In order to use free educational tools from Google, all students will need a gmail account, which is also free.  Create the email account at with the required format of  Ex: Please email Mrs. Hilsabeck at with your new email account so you will be able to create your RenWeb account.

Required Apps

  • iBooks – free – used for Literature, Science, Social Studies, and Theology texts
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt eTextbook – free – used for Spanish, and Economics texts
  • VitalSource – free – used for Precalculus, Calculus, & Statistics texts
  • Big Ideas Math – used for Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2
  • Bible – web page –
  • RenWeb – web page –
  • Pages and Keynote will be provided if the iPad does not automatically have these.

Strongly Recommended

  • Khan Academy- free
  • Edmodo – free
  • Dictionary – free
  • iTranslate – free, or Google Translate – free, or ConjuVerb Spanish – free
  • Kindle – free
  • Periodic Table – free
  • YouTube – free
  • Scan – free

We strongly recommend a keyboard case so that the iPad may be used as a laptop.

Nice to Have  

  • Quizlet – used for making flashcards – free
  • Note Taking: Evernote – free or Noteability – $1.99 or Paper Desk – $4.99
  • Flashcards: Flashcards Plus – free, or gFlash+ – free
  • SAT: free
  • Graphing Calculator: free