What is the iPad Incentive Program?

We have an incentive program that is set up for Star Valley High School to help motivate students to do well in school. Every day, a report is generated that includes students grades from their classes. Based on that grade, we give or take away rights on the iPad that is assigned to that student. This is an automated process, but if you would like your student to be excluded from gaining access to extra apps and features on their iPad, you may call the school and ask that your student be excluded from the different levels of this program.

How the Program Works

Below are the cutoffs and incentives of this program.

  • If the student has Ds or Fs in any class:
    • The student’s access to internet sites is automatically limited to just those sites that the student needs for school. All other sites are restricted. (Including search engines, such as Google or Bing.)
  • If the student has Cs in any class:
    • The restriction of websites is removed. The student has access to searches and webpages that are not already filtered by our content filter. (Please note that offensive content and social media are still blocked.)
  • If the student has only As or Bs:
    • They will gain access to incentive apps, that will be made available to them through our system. This doesn’t not give them access to the App Store, just some extra apps that are selected by us. Currently, the following apps are included in the incentive apps.
      • Amazon Music
      • Apple Music
      • Google Music
      • Pandora
      • Spotify
      • Crossy Road
      • Flow Free
      • Fruit Ninja
      • Pandora
      • slither.io
      • Temple Run 2
    • These apps will only be available during holiday breaks, and only if the parent gives the school permission to push the apps out. Note that the students will still be required to meet the grade threshold for incentive apps, even with parental consent, to get these apps.
      • Amazon Prime Video
      • Netflix