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Join Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

Verizon Innovative Learning Schools goes beyond devices. It helps participating schools and districts spark a teaching and learning transformation.

We provide students with devices and always available access. Teachers receive robust professional development and coaching to cultivate powerful learning that extends beyond the classroom. And education leaders benefit from the infrastructure, expert guidance, and learning community to design and implement sustainable approaches to digital equity.

Ready to supercharge your digital equity work?

If you have questions regarding your district’s eligibility, email vils@digitalpromise.org.

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Who can apply for Verizon Innovative Learning Schools?

We are always looking to partner with new districts where Verizon Innovative Learning Schools can support digital equity and learning. Interested public school districts or public charter networks in the U.S. with at least two qualifying schools may apply.

To qualify, schools must:

  • Serve middle and/or high school students
  • Have a free and reduced price lunch participation rate of 65%+ or participate in the Community Eligibility Provision

Why join Verizon Innovative Learning Schools?

To become tomorrow’s innovators, students need powerful, technology-infused learning experiences. We can help augment the hard work schools and districts are doing to support more equitable and effective uses of technology that lead to transformative teaching and learning in classrooms.

How It Works

We collaborate with middle and high schools across the country to provide devices, data plans, and training to support transformative teaching and limitless learning. Learn more.

Verizon Innovative Learning Schools IT Supports

Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Professional Learning Supports

Spark opportunity and innovation!

Together we can provide students with the technology and skills needed to experience powerful learning and succeed in a digital world.

Program Requirements

Application Timeline

Months
Application Steps

May–July

  • District leader kickoff call
  • Written application

August–October

  • School leader interviews
  • District leader interviews
  • School site visits
Months

May–July

Application Steps
  • District leader kickoff call
  • Written application
Months

August–October

Application Steps
  • School leader interviews
  • District leader interviews
  • School site visits

Frequently Asked Questions

May I speak with a leader from a prior cohort to learn about the program from their perspective?

Does the program end after two years, or is there a chance for an extension?

How much is the coaching stipend?

How much is the school IT stipend?

When does the program begin?

What is found in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)?

Are the devices pre-filtered? Is a specific internet filter or MDM required?

What devices will my district receive?

Are cases, keyboards, and other accessories provided?

Do devices travel with students to high school?

How much data is included with the data plan?

What if enrollment increases?

What provisions are in place to protect the 1:1 devices?

Are devices covered under warranty?

What happens if teachers or students exceed their monthly data plan?

Improving learning with the power of technology

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