No, students are not required to bring a laptop to school. While some Academy students do bring their laptops to school, the majority actually do not.
Those students that do bring laptops to school typically use them to work on engineering projects in the Electrical / Computer Engineering class, or to take notes in many of their other classes.
While students are allowed to bring their laptops to school, some teachers prefer that they not be used in their classes and that students instead take notes on paper. Additionally, the district’s technology department prohibits students from using their laptops on the school’s network (so, no internet access).