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 part of this commitment, we are excited to continue joining the many districts in North Carolina and across the country and world with our Middle and High School one-to-one Chromebook program.
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.
What if a student needs reliable internet access?
We know that roughly 10-15% of our students do not have a reliable home internet connection. To answer this need, we have established an internet hotspot program that provides a district-filtered T-Mobile hotspot with unlimited data for a student and any siblings who attend Chapel Hill-Carrboro City school. Please contact your child's teacher or school Principal if you need to apply for our program.
The 1:1 early distribution event allows each rising high school student an opportunity to pick up their device before the first day of school. We hope parents can attend the pick-up event with your child, but if your child must attend by themselves, they will still be given a Chromebook if your Parent and Student forms are complete. If your child cannot attend the initial event, they should pick up their Chromebook during school hours during the first week of school.
- Details Coming Soon for 2020-21
- Details Coming Soon for 2020-21
Laptop Distribution Details
Prior to device pick-up, we ask that you complete a two-step process:
Step 1 - Review the 1:1 Student Chromebook Program Handbook For Secondary Schools (English) with your child. This handbook provides information and expectations regarding our program and device care at home and school.
Step 2 - Review and sign the online 1:1 Student Chromebook Program Parent and Student form with your child. Please complete one form per child. If you are unable to complete this online, you may fill it out at the event OR print and turn in a signed copy to the school library. If you need a paper-based form, you can access them below:
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.
How to reset a student CHCCS Google password
Student passwords were reset to each student's PowerSchool number to prepare for the beginning of the school year. Please follow these Student Password Reset directions before or after you receive a district Chromebook. If you do not know your Powerschool number, you can receive it at the High School distribution event or your school.