Summer Devices

For more information, please read the following news post - /news/summer_devices


Digital Learning

This semester, Polk County Public Schools is rolling out an exciting new program that will provide a digital learning device for each student in every PCPS school!

About the InitiativeVirtual student at a desk

The One-to-One Digital Learning Initiative is a critical part of the school district's Strategic Plan for providing a high-quality education to all students. This project has been made possible through local and federal funding – including the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund and Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF).

Providing devices to all students expands their learning beyond the classroom and provides greater access to resources addressing their individual needs and specific interests.

If each student has a device, this takes away the challenges of needing to share devices at school and at home. Students can continue learning outside the normal school day and are not restricted to the physical restraints of a brick-and-mortar school.

Schools will send devices home gradually as students learn how to care for them responsibly.

Parents will receive more information from their child's school and PCPS as these devices are assigned and sent home.

Protect Your School Device!

Covering accidental damage, loss and theft. Unlimited claims, full transferability, with no deductibles and no hidden fees!

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  • Accidental damage
  • Cracked screen
  • Liquid submersion
  • Fire
  • Flood
  • Loss/Theft

  • Dell Latitude, HP ProBook


    Unlimited Claims, No Deductibles

  • Apple iPad


    Unlimited Claims, No Deductibles

  • Purchase Online



Does not cover accessories, unless specified. In order to take advantage of this opportunity, coverage must be purchased within 30 days of receiving your device. Coverage excludes known damage/losses which are present at the time of purchase.

1:1 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Families

Free/Reduced Cost Internet

To maximize PCPS devices, internet access may be needed. For more information about reduced/free internet availability, please see below for community partners/vendors.

Home – ACP – Universal Service Administrative Company (

Internet Essentials from Comcast

Low-Income Internet Service | Spectrum Internet Assist Program

Affordable Connectivity Program Offer | Frontier

Free Internet for Students: Project 10Million | T-Mobile

Lightspeed Filter


Polk County Public Schools has implemented Lightspeed Filter on all student devices, which is powered by the most comprehensive database of K-12 online content in the industry. Patented Lightspeed agents leverage advanced AI to automatically block millions of inappropriate, harmful, and security-risk websites to keep students and schools safe. The smart AI balances access and security by differentiating between inappropriate images, videos, and games; and those that are educational, such as esports.

To ensure Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) compliance, school districts are required to implement a web filtering solution that blocks obscene material. With its comprehensive database, advanced AI technology, and powerful filtering features, Lightspeed Filter is one of the most effective solutions at blocking pornography and other harmful content, helping to ensure CIPA compliance on every student device.

District staff monitor all web traffic and provide school administrators with information regarding any attempted inappropriate internet usage.