Supply lists

Parents are encouraged to send the following materials with their children. Teachers may require other materials for special projects or when supplies run low. In such cases they will contact parents with details.

Preschool - Kindergarten

1st - 3rd grade

4th - 6th grade

8th grade and above contact school

Technology requirement (3rd grade and up)

Computer Specifications – It is always recommended to use the most up-to-date versions and better connections. Calvert Online Platform will still run with the minimum specifications, but you may experience slower loading times.
  • Operating Systems Windows 7 and newer
  • Mac OSX 10.6 and newer
  • Linux – chromeOS
Computer Speed and Processor – Use a computer 5 years old or newer when possible. 1GB of RAM and 2GHz processor

Internet Speed – Along with compatibility and web standards, Calvert’s Online Platform has been carefully crafted to accommodate low bandwidth environments. Minimum of 2MB download and 512kbps upload

Screen Readers
  • Macintosh: VoiceOver (latest version for Safari)
  • PC: JAWS (latest version for Internet Explorer)
  • PC: NVDA (latest version for Firefox)
  • There is no screen reader support for Calvert’s Online Platform in Chrome
Browsers Supported – Calvert’s Online Platform supports the last two versions of every browser release. We highly recommend updating to the newest version of whatever browser you are using. Our recommended browsers are Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

As of January 1, 2017, we support the following versions of popular web browsers:
Internet Explorer 11, Chrome 54+, Safari 9+, and Firefox 49+ (Extended Releases are not supported), for both Windows and Macintosh (or Mac) Including iPad*/tablet/Chromebooks

Additional Software – The following are required to fully utilize the Calvert Curriculum: Adobe Acrobat Reader Version 10+, Adobe Flash Player Version 15+, QuickTime Version 7+, Real Player Version 15+, Windows Media Player Version 11+, and JavaScript 1.6+.

Materials Needed for all Online Courses – These additional tools are required or recommended to get the most out of your courses:
Microsoft Office Suite or Open Office Applications, Video camera or phone with video capabilities, Digital camera or phone with a camera, Snipping tool (to take screenshots), Headset with a microphone, Scanner (recommended), and Printer. (recommended).
*Please note that when using an iPad or the iPhone, third party resources like Brain Pop, Discovery,, etc., require a flash player which Apple does not support.