Technology and Resources

  • Technology

    Energy creates a unique learning environment with cutting-edge resources, twenty first century labs, and additional digital resources to maximize student learning. All classrooms will utilize state of the art technology providing teachers with the instruction tools necessary to engage students in a technology rich, student-centered environment.


    Energy is part of the PowerUp 1:1 initiative so each child has his or her own laptop. All classrooms and labs are equipped with 70 inch Smart Interactive TV’s and students have access to iPads in the classrooms as well. Access to these types of technologies opens up a whole new world for students and creates a worldwide classroom. Energy is also a recipient of the 2013 Magnet School Assistance Program which provides our school with millions of dollars to purchase state-of-the-art equipment, provide enrichment opportunities, and send teachers to important trainings that will improve student learning.


    Energy also has a unique Media Lounge. The room serves as our resource/research center for students. Students can meet and collaborate on projects or use the room as a comfortable place to access digital resources. It will be a place for students to plug-in rather than check-out. And, we won’t stop there! We are planning on finding even more new, updated and innovative things to do.

     


    LAPTOP POLICIES AND EXPECTATIONS
    1. A HP x360 laptop will be LOANED to all Energy students for the 2020-2021 school year. To receive a laptop, students must return three (3) things:

     

    • A twenty-five dollar ($25.00) non-refundable security deposit (cash, money order or SCHOOLPAY proof of payment) > Waived for the 2020 - 2021 Academic School Year due to COVID-19

     

    • Power Up Submission Form
      • Once you fill out the forms, save a copy of each completed form to your computer and then upload both forms the Power Up Form Submission link. Please submit both documents (HISD and Energy) to the form at the same time. We are requesting one submission per student. If you experience technical difficulties with submitting both documents in the same submission, please email Mrs. Garcia (lgarci26@houstonisd.org) for guidance or Ms. Estrella (jillian.estrella@houstonisd.org).
      • Power Up Form Submission

     

    2. Energy Institute HS is committed to HISD’s PowerUp initiative, and therefore, expects all students to receive a laptop. Energy Institute High School students cannot opt out of the PowerUp Initiative.


    3. Students must comply with the Student Laptop Loan Agreement and the EIHS Laptop Acceptable Use Policy.


    MAJOR NON-NEGOTIALES STUDENT'S LAPTOP EXPECTATIONS
    A student must have his/her Laptop each school day.

    • A student must have his/her Laptop in the school-issued case 100% of the time.
    • A student must come to school with Laptop fully charged.
    • A student must prevent Laptop damage.
    • A student must prevent Laptop loss/theft.

    **Please read the EIHS Laptop Acceptable Use Policy for more details on the laptop non-negotiable(s).

    2020-2021 LAPTOP DEPLOYMENT
    Laptops to new incoming students will be issued prior to summer orientation. The tentative date will be the last week of August, with more detailed information to come regarding specific pick up instructions.


    For 2020-2021, each student must turn in the following in order to receive a laptop: 

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      • Power Up Submission Form
        • Once you fill out the forms, save a copy of each completed form to your computer and then upload both forms the Power Up Form Submission link. Please submit both documents (HISD and Energy) to the form at the same time. We are requesting one submission per student. If you experience technical difficulties with submitting both documents in the same submission, please email Mrs. Garcia (Lauren.garcia@houstonisd.org) for guidance.
        • Power Up Form Submission
       

    SAVING YOUR FILES
    It is important students save their files to a cloud system to ensure all files are backed up securely. During certain repairs, laptops may have to be wiped, and laptops are completely reset for the summer. Students can save files to a flash drive, upload them to One Drive or Google drive. EIHS recommends that ALL students use the HISD OneDrive for saving and backing up documents. For instructions on how to save to the OneDrive. Click here

     

    LOST ITEMS
    If a student loses the laptop, case, strap, and/or charger, he/she will be responsible for paying the cost.

    • Power Charger $55.00
    • Laptop Battery $80.00
    • Laptop Case $38.00
    • Laptop $1,230 (*if a police report has not been previously filed)

     

    If a student has lost PowerUp equipment, the student is responsible for paying for the replacement items. The student will be invoiced for the missing items and are responsible for paying the invoice. Students must pay all outstanding invoices prior to graduation. It is highly recommended that students take care of clearing these invoices immediately. Payments can be made for lost items on SchoolPay. If a student had a device stolen, they must have a police report and file appropriate paperwork with Mr. Cavazos in order to not be held responsible for the lost PowerUp technology.

     

    IMPORTANT WEBSITES

    1. School Pay Site

    2. HISD Cyber Safety Site

    3. HISD PowerUp Site

    4. HISD HUB (itslearning) Site

     

    IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

    1. HISD Acceptable Use Policy

    2. How to Create a SchoolPay Account

    3. How to Sync Your OneDrive Account

    4. HISD Student Laptop Loan Agreement:

         a) English Version

         b) Spanish Version

    5. Energy Institute Laptop Loan Agreement:

         a) English Version

    6. Proper Online Behavior

    7. Digital Safety

    8. HISD Electronic Devices & Acceptable Use

     

    UPLOAD LAPTOP DOCUMENTS

    1. Submit Required Documents Digitally


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