To prepare middle and high school students for learning in the technology age for both college and their future, TCPS students in grades 7-12 are receiving Chromebooks for the 2017-2018 school year.
Chromebooks are simply laptops that connect wirelessly to the Internet and use mainly web based applications including Google Classroom.
Chromebooks will help increase 21st Century Learning Skills, enhance learning and improve communications, increase student ownership of their learning, streamline processes for teachers, and increase productivity and organization. We want to prepare our students to become better digital citizens.
The annual technology fee of $50.00 will be due by all students receiving Chromebooks. This fee covers repairs to Chromebooks that are out of warranty, internet filtering software for students while away from campus, instructional software and apps, shipping costs for repairs and other expenses related to maintaining over 700 devices.
Parents that want to purchase a Chromebook or laptop for their child, rather than using the district provided device, can choose this option and will not be required to pay the $50. Keep in mind that we cannot offer any technical support for personally owned devices, and some apps will need to be downloaded to the personally owned device. If you want to buy a Chromebook on your own, we recommend at least 4 GB of Random Access Memory (RAM) and a minimum of a 16 GB Solid State Drive (SSD).
We are extremely excited about this opportunity that will be provided to our middle and high school students!