Student Devices


Click here to purchase the student device maintenance plan for the current school year.

Northwest ISD understands the value of technology in the classroom as a means to elevate teaching and learning. Access to a world of information, resources, and creative potential helps our students be future ready. It is an expectation that all students come to school with a charged device every day. Students can choose to utilize a district issued device or their own personal computing device. Please review the Guidelines for Responsible Use of Technology for all NISD students.
All 3rd - 12th grade students have the opportunity to receive a Dell Chromebook as the district issued device. Secondary students are allowed to take the devices home during their enrollment at Northwest ISD and students in 3rd - 5th grade store the devices in their classroom. Northwest ISD has joined over half of the K-12 market in the U.S. that is currently using Chromebooks as their primary learning device. The operating system is designed to create a secure experience for our students. This device exceeds the Northwest ISD Student Device Standards and we are excited about the opportunities this creates for our learners. Please visit the NISD Chromebook Academy and the 1:World Youtube Chromebook channel for more information. 

Bring Your Own Device
If students choose to forego the district issued device, they can utilize  their own personal computing device as long as it follows the BYOD Guidelines. While we recognize cell phones are often used in the learning environment, they are a supplemental device and should not be the students primary educational device. For information on how to connect your BYOD devices to the network, click here

District Issued Devices

Wireless Access
Northwest ISD students will utilize the district's filtered internet. Whether they choose to utilize the district issued device or bring their own, the filtering system in Northwest ISD exceeds the requirements of Children's Internet Protection Act. Please note the district filter follows the district owned devices whether they are on campus or connected to another network. For example, when in any district building or at home, the district issued device is subject to the district's filtering policies. For information on filtering non-district owned devices at home, please visit  YouTube in restricted mode is available in NISD students for instructional purposes. Restricted mode means that the videos the students are able to view have been  deemed from YouTube as appropriate or educational and ones that Northwest ISD staff have approved. Other videos are blocked. It is important to remember to monitor students and be aware that administrators are able to see every video that a student views and every webpage visit. 

Permission and Fees for Secondary Students
Northwest ISD students in 6th through 12th grades have the opportunity to receive a district issued device. 

An optional yearly maintenance plan is available for $25 and may be purchased each year through the district online payment portal. The plan covers the device from September 2nd of the current year until September 1st of the following year. You may click here to access the portal.

The optional yearly maintenance plan pays one-half the cost of the first instance of a covered repair up to the value of the device, due to accidental damage. 
For a device to be issued to a student, the district's Responsible Use Policy and Device Usage Agreement must be agreed to during the online enrollment process.

Students on the free and reduced lunch program will have the maintenance plan fee reduced to $10 automatically at checkout. If you feel you should receive this discount, but the price is not automatically adjusted please contact your campus administrator.


Northwest ISD Student Device Optional Maintenance
 The annual maintenance covers 50% of accidental damage, theft, loss, fire, water damage or vandalism up to the fair market value (FMV) of the student device. When the total cost of maintenance repairs equal the fair market value or a total loss of the device occurs; all subsequent repairs and replacements will be at 100% of costs. A police report is required within 48 hours of reporting a theft. Police reports should be filed with the campus Security Resource Officer (SRO). For
assistance with payment plans, contact campus administrators.

Damage estimates will be paid based on the table below and are subject to change:
Table 1.1

 Damage  Cost with
 Cost with Maintenance after reaching
 FMV during calendar school year*
Cost without
 Broken Screen $50.00 $100.00 $100.00
Keyboard $20.00 $40.00 $40.00
Power Adapter and Cord $30.00 $60.00 $60.00
Battery $40.00 $80.00 $80.00
Total Loss $137.50 $275.00 $275.00

*FMV - Fair Market Value currently valued at $275.00
Students will keep the same device throughout the student’s enrollment in Northwest ISD or until issued a replacement device. This includes after school hours and any district breaks, including but not limited to summer.

Account Information
To view account information such as fees, balance, and devices that are checked out to your child, click here. For questions regarding student fines, please contact the campus assistant principal. Please contact your campus or view the campus web page for contact information.