What is an Apple ID?

This is a unique username and password that connects you to all of your work created on the iPad, any apps you purchase (including free ones), music, etc...

Why is WHSD suggesting students in grades 9-12 have one?

Apple IDs are used to:
  • automatically back up and store your data using iCloud
  • Keep iWork (Pages, Keynote, Numbers) documents up to date between devices and on the web
  • enroll in iTunes U courses and take notes in iBooks
  • receive app licenses and redeem codes for textbooks, purchased on the student's behalf by WHSD
  • Locate lost or stolen iOS devices or Macs with Find my iPhone

How can I create one without attaching a payment method?

It is possible to create an Apple ID with attaching a credit card. Follow the link below and DO NOT skip any steps.
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204034