Background of the Secondary 1:1 Chromebook Program

  • Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools strives to create experiences that empower, inspire and engage all learners in every classroom, every day. As students become problem solvers and problem seekers, they collaborate with teachers, peers and community members to achieve common goals. Students co-design their learning experiences, embedding their unique interests and passions within a standards-based curriculum. Access to digital devices integrates technology in order to increase critical thinking, enhance communication skills, and create personalized pathways of learning for every student.

    As educational practices evolve and student learning needs become more personalized, the use of digital devices, tools, and strategies that are mobile, accessible, adaptable and transform learning experiences for ALL continue to become critical both during and after the school day for our secondary students. Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools has been preparing for this exciting program for many years. CHCCS has designed a high-speed wireless environment and teachers have been equipped with and are teaching within a one-to-one laptop program of their own. In addition, many of our teachers have been and continue to be involved in a Digital Learning Competency professional learning and coaching program that enables them to engage students in learning in a blended digital environment. We are very aware that students in the modern classroom learn most comfortably and enthusiastically when they are able to access, analyze, and synthesize information using digital tools. Our laptop program is the needed step toward helping our students to achieve and be successful in a fully digital learning environment.

    As part of our commitment, we are excited to join the many districts in North Carolina and many more across the country and world as we launch a Middle and High School one-to-one Chromebook program at the beginning of the 2019-20 school year.  

Laptop Distribution Details

Use of Personal Devices During the 1:1 Chromebook Program

  • Every student will receive a district Chromebook that is optimized for all learning experiences.  Students are expected to use the district-provided Chromebook and CTE devices for instructional purposes because they are configured with all the necessary applications, links and security settings for learning

    Per Board Policy 4318, this program does not prohibit a student to bring their personal device to school. However, students will not have access to our district network in order to decrease security risks and increase network speed and student safety on our internal network.