Sprint 1Million Project
In 2017, the Beaverton School District was awarded 2,000 hotspots from the Sprint 1Million Project Foundation. The devices provide free wireless service for up to 4 years to eligible high school students in grades 9-12 who do not have adequate internet access at home.
Even in this digital era, not all students have access to consistent, quality internet connections at home. With 70% of teachers now assigning internet-based homework, disadvantaged student must seek out ways to get connected to complete schoolwork. They go to coffee shops, libraries, restaurants and other businesses to use Wi-Fi. Without home internet, students are cut off from success.
To help solve this problem, a team from the Beaverton School District researched opportunities and wrote a grant for the Sprint 1Million Project. Each year, over a five-year period, 400 eligible students will receive a free Wi-Fi hotspot device and up to 3GB per month of free internet connectivity during the time they remain in high school – even through summer break. This new program will help eliminate the "Homework Gap" and provide access to digital content such as college and job applications, financial aid, social services, health care and much more.
If you are interested in learning more about the program, read the Sprint Parent Letter. Fill out the Parent Consent Form (non-English translations below) and return it to the media center of the school your student attends. Staff will process applications throughout the year.