As students return for virtual learning in August, IDEA aims to leverage 1 to 1 computer access to help build a competitive edge for students to be successful in college, career, and a technology-centered world.
IDEA’s 1:1 Program provides each student with a school-issued device for use throughout the school year, thereby creating new opportunities for students to learn. This allows students to extend the learning day and boost the home-to-school connection, giving families more real-time feedback on their student’s learning. This program is part of our commitment to supporting students with the highest quality education on the path to and through college.
The 1:1 Program will provide each student with direct access to teachers, peers, and daily classwork and homework and teachers will connect with students individually to support their learning. IDEA’s culture of high expectations will help to keep all students on track regardless of where the learning itself is taking place. `
IDEA is committed to ensuring each of our scholars have the tools and resources needed to be successful this school year. If you are searching for affordable connectivity options, the following Internet service providers offer special rates for qualifying families. Please contact one of the providers below to see if you qualify for reduced rates and learn more.
|Service Provider||Program||States/Regions||Monthly Cost||Requirements||How to sign up|
|AT&T||AT&T Access||Texas & Louisiana
Note: eligibility requirements extended due COVID-19 cirsis, check website for adjusted income limits.
|Online application form|
|Spectrum||Spectrum Internet Assist||Texas
||Program website and form|
|Comcast Xfinity||Xfinity Internet Essentials||Houston, TX||$9.95/mo||
||Online application form|
|Cox||Connect2Compete||Southern Louisiana||$9.95/mo||Participate in one or more of the following government subsidy programs:
Have no outstanding debt or unreturned equipment with Cox (Families can pay off their bill or return equipment then sign up)
|Program web page|
|Suddenlink (Altice)||Altice Advantage Internet||Midland, TX
|$14.95/mo||Not specified||Online application form|
|CenturyLink||CenturyLink Internet Basics||Austin, TX
Forth Worth, TX
San Antonio, TX
||Program description PDF