Can students use their own laptops or tablets instead of a Chromebook?

Can students use their own laptops or tablets instead of a Chromebook?

The Chromebook is the required device chosen by Portsmouth Public Schools.  It will allow the school system to monitor student use at school and push out applications that students can use for classwork.

While many other devices exist, Portsmouth Public Schools selected the Chromebook for numerous factors including its light weight, long battery life, integration with Google Apps for Education, security, compatibility with management tools, integrated keyboard and cost.

PPS issued Chromebooks will contain additional services and filters that non-PPS purchased Chromebooks will not.