Student Laptop Program Overview
The Little Elm ISD Board of Trustees has made a commitment to enhancing the learning opportunities for our students by supporting the district's 1:1 student laptop initiative. The LEISD Student Laptop program began in 2012 with all Little Elm High School students being issued a MacBook Air laptop for educational use The program expanded in 2013 to provide Chromebooks to students in 6th through 8th grades, and then expanded again in 2014 to provide Chromebooks to all 4th and 5th graders. The LEISD Student Laptop Program provides an excellent opportunity to integrate technology with education and prepare our students for their future.
By providing a device to students, we want to level the playing field and give each of them a chance to explore new learning methods and personalize their educational experience. We want to encourage them to be innovative and think creatively. Our Student Laptop Program:
- helps prepare students of today for the world of tomorrow
- creates conditions for future success by helping students become the types of candidates desired by colleges and employers
- provides preloaded digital resources on devices
- helps students becomes creative, innovate problem-solvers - the type of candidates desired by college and employers
- provides equal access to technology in and out of the classroom
There are four major parts to the Student Laptop Program that parents and students will be involved with:
- Signing the Responsible Use Policy during Registration / Enrollment
- Paying the LoboCare Device Protection Plan fee
- Receiving the Laptop through deployment at your student's school
- Taking excellent care and caution for the device throughout the year.
Fall Device Deployment
Student digital learning devices will be deployed in grades 4-12.Each campus will schedule their own dates for device deployment. Most devices are deployed to students by the middle of September.You may pay usage fees at MySchoolBucks School Store.
Dual Credit and OnRamps Courses
Dual Credit and OnRamps students will receive MacBooks within the first two weeks of school to accommodate their college-level course requirements.
The Device Protection Plan (DPP) fee covers Insurance through a preferred partner and filtered access.Students in Grades 9-12 will be checked out a 13" MacBook Air.The LoboCare Device Protection Program will be $100 per device.Students in Grades 4-8 will be checked out a ChromeBook.The LoboCare Device Protection Program will be $45 per device.Financial Assistance may be available. Participation in the National School Lunch Program (for free or reduced lunches) does automatically guarantee financial assistance at a reduced cost. Reduced rates for the DPP will be reflected when you login to MySchoolBucks.com.Please visit www.myschoolbucks.com to pay and/or make payment arrangements with your campus.
If you would like to help us increase the number of students receiving financial assistance, click the orange Donate button. Thank you!