Chromebooks available to 8th graders

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The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District is expanding the Technology Access for All program to eighth-graders at Glacier Creek and Kromrey middle schools.

Eighth-grade students will be able to purchase a Samsung Chromebook for $250, but students with a significant economic need can apply for a scholarship to reduce the cost to $40.

Chromebooks are laptops that run the Chrome Operating System. They are designed to be used in conjunction with Google Apps, but will run any of the apps and extensions available for the Chrome Browser. They work best when connected to the Internet, but files can also be accessed offline. 

The family is responsible for monitoring all access and filtering at home, but when used at school, it will use the school network and filtering system automatically.

Please see this document for a more detailed explanation and request form. There is also a short Chromebook intruction video on YouTube and much of the same information is also availble in PDF form. Finally, check out these Chromebook tips.

Students must return the purchase application to Brenda Ziegler in student services by Jan. 17 to be eligible for the program. Chromebooks can be picked up in Room 176 on Jan. 28.

The District began its Technology Access for All program a year ago for ninth-graders at MHS.