To participate in the Mobile Learning Program, all students are required to purchase an iPad from the District at a subsidized cost, as well as attend an iPad orientation session.
Purchasing an iPad
iPads purchased through New Trier include a subsidy provided by the District to mitigate the cost of ownership. This shared cost between the District and families acknowledges that the device can be used at home and at school, for both educational and personal purposes. Students may only purchase one subsidized device during their time at New Trier and must return their iPad if they move out of the District before the start of the school year. Included with the subsidized purchase is an iPad, keyboard case, access to both core and curricular apps, and 3-year AppleCare+ extended coverage.
2020-2021 MLP iPad Options:
- iPad 128GB (6th Gen) + AppleCare
- iPad Loan Program (Approval Required)
Our online iPad ordering portal opens on Apr 15th, 2020 . All iPad purchases made after September 1st must be approved by a technology manager. Families new to the District can email firstname.lastname@example.org .
NOTE: Only students who are enrolled during the school year may receive an iPad. If a student scheduled to receive an iPad (from the District), will not be attending New Trier, and have not attended their iPad Orientation yet, they may reach out to the business office for a full refund. Once the student has attended orientation, no refund can be issued.
If families require the purchase of two or more iPads in the same school year, the family will receive a $50 credit for each iPad purchased from the District. These refunds will be processed mid-September and a credit will be issued to the credit card used to make the purchase in the New Trier Web Store (RevTrak).
The cost of repairing an iPad can be very expensive without AppleCare+ extended coverage - almost comparable to the cost of a new device. The price of AppleCare+ is included in your device purchase for 3-years and will cover up to two incidents of damage; there is a deductible per incident. You can take your device directly to the Apple store for speedy service. While we know that students do their best to keep their devices safe, the frequency of use throughout the school day can increase the likelihood of damage. For a better understanding of AppleCare+ terms and conditions, click HERE .
Financial Assistance Program & Payment Plans
The District provides financial assistance for families through New Trier's Financial Assistance Program. If a family qualifies for financial assistance from the District, a loaner iPad will be provided at no cost. Applications for financial assistance will be available after June 1st. Qualification for district financial assistance, including the free lunch program, is based on household income and the guidelines set forth by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. If you qualify for financial assistance, an iPad will be issued during orientations through New Trier's iPad Loan Program. Please contact Assistant Principal for Student Programs and Operations, by emailing email@example.com after June 1st to request an application for district financial assistance.
Approval is contingent on Financial Assistance application submission and review. New Trier will email you an application within 2 business days of making this selection, beginning June 1. If you are approved for Financial Assistance, you will quality for the iPad Loan Program. If you are not approved for Financial Assistance, you will be responsible for purchasing the iPad. Your application for financial assistance should be submitted for consideration at least two business days before your iPad orientation date.
To qualify for financial assistance families must meet the income thresholds under the 2019 Federal Poverty Guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. According to the 2018 Poverty Guidelines a family of four qualifying household income is less than $46,435. Students may also be eligible for financial assistance due to temporary financial hardships caused by loss of one's home due to fire, unemployment, illness, or other emergencies that create a severe impact on family income levels. In order to be considered for financial assistance families must complete an application and submit a copy of their 2018 federal income tax return.