One-to-One Laptop Distribution
In early 2013, HISD Superintendent Terry Grier announced his vision to provide every high school student at HISD with a laptop for learning at school and at home.
The one-to-one laptop program is a key component of HISD’s PowerUp initiative, which aims to transform teaching and learning throughout the district. By providing students with 24-hour access to a digital device, students can become the producers and evaluators of knowledge, not just consumers. The laptops will allow them to locate, evaluate, and interpret information, as well as collaborate with others to engage in authentic, real-world tasks. Most importantly, the students will develop the skills they need to compete in today’s 21st-century economy.Important PowerUp Forms