EmpowerED

EmpowerED

Brazosport ISD is continuing the EmpowerEd initiative district wide! This means that every BISD student from Pre-Kindergarten to twelfth grade will be receiving a Chromebook device. 

EmpowerEd is funded by the 2012 Bond and aligns with the BISD’s Strategic Plan. The purpose of this initiative is to provide the equipment and resources needed to meet the needs of today’s students, to teach 21st century skills and graduate all BISD students as future ready.

EmpowerEd began in 2015 with three elementary campuses piloting the 1:1 initiative. Then in 2016, BISD named the 1:1 initiative EmpowerEd and added all secondary grades (5-12).  Last year we expanded the initiative to all elementary campuses grades (preK - 4).  With the Bond 2012 and District wide support we are able to continue to EmpowerEd program!


EmpowerEd Participation

In order for your student to participate and receive a chromebook, you must complete the following requirements.

  1. Read and sign the EmpowerED Handbook through registration online or onsite 

    Student/Parent Handbook  | Manual para Estudiantes/Padres


  2. Optional Insurance Fees:

    New this year! Chromebook insurance is now also available to pre-kindergarten through 4th grade virtual learning students, as well as all secondary students. 


    If you owe a technology fee, you are not eligible to purchase insurance until all technology fees are paid. If you happen to pay for insurance while having outstanding fees then the insurance payment will apply to only the outstanding fees. For more information on student fees you can call BISD Technology Help Desk at 979-730-7450. You can pay fees online at this link:


    Pay Outstanding Technology Fees


    It is not too late to opt in and prepay for Chromebook insurance. You can prepay early at the link below. This applies to PreK-4 virtual learning students as well as all secondary students.


    Prepay Chromebook Insurance Online


Why EmpowerEd?

  • Access to digital educational resources
  • Availability beyond the school day
  • Individualized learning
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Technology literacy skills

Why Chromebooks?

  • Ease of management
  • Free software updates
  • Low purchase price point
  • Low Total cost of Ownership
  • Access to Digital resources and textbooks
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Compatible with Google Apps for Education

For additional assistance or more information, please contact BISD Technology Help Desk at 979-730-7450.

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