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Chromebooks available to most high school students over the summer months, make a plan to protect your device

(05/26/2023) Beginning in the fall of 2023, students will be responsible for the same Chromebook for their secondary school careers - creating a culture of care with electronic devices. Anoka-Hennepin Schools coordinates with Google software updates, which are supported and updated with security and feature enhancements for the life of the device.

In preparation, the Anoka-Hennepin Schools technology team has a distribution and turn-in plan at each school level. Watch for specific news and details about the coordination of turn-in and distribution from your school:

  • Middle school: Students will turn in their devices at the end of the 2022-23 school year, and will receive a Chromebook in the fall at the back to school open houses. 

  • High school: Chromebooks will be available for most high school students to keep and use over the summer months.

    • Students in 10th grade at Blaine, Champlin Park and Coon Rapids high schools will need to return devices for the summer, and all 12th grade students will return Chromebooks to their schools.

    • Tech support over the summer months is limited, but in the event that your device is lost or damaged, please contact the main office at your child’s school for assistance as soon as possible. It’s important to address any damages as soon as possible to ensure your device is ready for learning in the fall.

    • If you are moving schools or to another district, please return your device to your school. Contact the main office to return the device.

    • If parents decide to opt out of summer use, they must return the device with the charger before school ends for the school year.

To protect your device over the summer months, or at the start of the 2023-24 school year, families have the option to enroll in the Device Protection Plan now. 

The Device Protection Plan is optional; it is not required, however, by electing not to participate in the Protection Plan, families may be required to reimburse the school district for the replacement or repair of damaged Chromebooks assigned to their student(s). Damaged or broken screens may cost between $100 to $190 depending on parts needed; or the replacement cost for the entire device could be up to $410.

Families can opt-in to the Device Protection Plan by logging into A-HConnect, and selecting "My Student Information," and "Fees." Parents must select or decline coverage under the Device Protection Plan. Visit to learn more.