Austin High School will participate in the pilot program for the districtwide initiative called PowerUp. This initiative will transform how teachers teach and how students learn at HISD schools. PowerUp will empower HISD students to become drivers of their own learning and will connect them with resources, people, ideas, and opportunities far beyond the four walls of the classroom. For HISD teachers, the initiative will allow them to create more effective, engaging instruction that can be tailored to the needs and interests of students.
Things you need to know to receive a student laptop.
A Student Laptop Loan Agreement must be signed and returned to the Main Office at lunch or after school. The student’s ID number must be included on the form. Download a form here.
Parents/guardians are required to pay a cash, non-refundable deposit of $25. This deposit should accompany the Student’s Laptop Agreement form. For those families who are having difficulty affording the $25, please reach out to Mr. Arredondo your assistant principal so that they can create a payment plan, apply for a scholarship, or work out an alternative option.
Below are resources provided by HISD on the Power Up Initiative