Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School is a 1 : 1 school. Every student who is enrolled at the school has access to a school-issued Chromebook and the option to borrow a device for the 2021-2022 school year. This allows EMHCS students every opportunity to expand and enhance their learning experience by giving them the ability to quickly and easily access the internet, word processing, e-mail, and a variety of applications. This also promotes technical literacy within our students & community. Computers and computer technology have become quite prolific in our society and as such, we want to expose our students to a tool that will most certainly be utilized throughout the rest of their educational life as well as their life after EMHCS; and help cultivate their ability to utilize the power of digital technology.
Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School has a substantial insurance policy to protect our Chromebook devices. Each family is required to pay $20/Chromebook to provide insurance coverage for the loaned device. Devices will not be assigned without payment. Students can be hard on their devices, and sometimes accidents happen. Having insurance protects the school from complete loss of the device and ensures that the student will get a replacement device should something unfortunate occur.
Below is a letter from our CEO that further outlines Chromebook insurance.