Many local area schools are now operating under a 1:1 initiative, meaning, all students have individual access to technology devices such as Chromebooks or iPads. These learning tools have empowered students to engage in 21st century skills, creating and accessing collaborative working documents and projects, ability to access cutting-edge educational programs as well as the ability to have a wealth of knowledge at their fingertips.
As students have learned to embrace this new mode of learning and accessibility, our district has learned there are students in our area without internet service at home. This can create a hardship for students and limit their abilities to complete assignments.
Currituck County Schools was fortunate enough to receive a grant from the 1million Project Foundation. The grant’s focus is providing wireless hotspots to disadvantaged or low-wealth students who may not otherwise have internet access. Currituck County High School will receive 75 mobile hotspot devices to deploy to those students. Many thanks to Sprint for making this possible and providing this opportunity to equip students with the tools they need to be successful.