Chromebook Management

What is happening with student computers at the middle schools?

As the iAndover Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative evolves, APS has discovered that over 80% of families have elected to use a Chromebook-style computer for their students.  To simplify classroom use, the Andover School Committee voted the following on May 28, 2020:

  1. That Andover Schools require that middle school students use a Chromebook type device and that this device is managed by IT during school hours (7:30 Am- 2:30 PM) by Andover IT.   Rising 8th graders (class of 2025) with non-Chromebook devices are exempt from the policy for the 2020-2021 school year. 
  2. That the Andover School Committee  vote to approve an optional Pilot Middle School Chromebook Leasing Program for the 2021-2022 school year with a fixed fee not to exceed $150/student/year. 

During school hours (7:00 AM to 2:30 PM), students will only be able to login to their school-approved Google account and access school-approved applications.  All other applications will be blocked. Once students leave school, they will be able to log into their personal account.

How can I place my student’s device under management?

This is a very simple and straight forward process.

  • A set of simple step-by-step directions to enroll your student’s device from home can be found here       .  
  • Enrolling your student’s device should take less than 10 minutes.

What if I have questions?

You may contact the IT Customer Service Center at etech@andoverma.us.