College Board, Amazon Giving 4,000 Free Computers to AP CS Students
- By Dian Schaffhauser
has teamed up with Amazon
to donate 4,000 laptop computers to students who want to access
Advanced Placement Computer Science courses and can't because they
lack a device at home to take the exams. Students receiving the
donated laptops will get to keep them to support their educational
journey beyond the COVID-19 outbreak.
College Board, which produces the courses and the exams tied to them,
is also offering help in finding internet connectivity for students
Amazon Future Engineer opened up free
to sponsored computer science courses in the United States, intended
for independent learners in grades 6-12 and teachers who are remotely
teaching this age group. Parents can also access the curriculum.
Previously, it was only available to students who attended schools
that were part of Amazon's educational program.
College Board is providing free online AP classes and a new at-home
testing option to enable students pursuing advanced placement to
continue their studies and earn college credit.
form for applying for a computer is available on
the College Board website.
That can be filled out by the student, a parent, a teacher or a
counselor. The organization said applicants would hear from a member
of its customer service team within two to three days of submitting
Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.