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District Partners With Milwaukee PC for eAchieve Academy Laptops

Laptops will cost online school $400 each, which is in-line with the school district's budget for the virtual school.

approved a plan Wednesday night to partner with Milwaukee PC to provide laptops for students of the district-run virtual school, eAchieve Academy.

Families would work directly with , freeing the district from laptop distribution and servicing.

eAchieve would reimbursement Milwaukee PC $400 for each laptop they provide. Assuming enrollment of 800 students and 20 percent attrition, the cost to the district would be $288,000 in 2012-13 and 2013-14. The estimated cost is in-line with budget projections, according to the district.

The district tried to work out an agreement with Best Buy and then looked at another company, according to Joseph Como, chairman of the board’s finance committee, but neither of those worked out. Milwaukee PC, on the other hand, has been “extremely accommodating” and their prices were very competitive, according to Como.

“The other thing I like best about this plan is the people who know computers best, Milwaukee PC in this case, are going to be the ones the families will buy the computers from, will get their support from… all of these are things that we don’t have to worry about as a school district,” Como said. “I think it’s a very efficient way to handle us taking over the technology side of things.”

Milwaukee PC has 22 locations throughout the state.

Herbert March 19, 2012 at 08:55 PM
I'm curious how many students are currently enrolled in this eAchieve Academy? Anyone have any guesses or know?
Chris Schulteis March 20, 2012 at 12:06 PM
eAchieve currently serves around 650 full time and 350 part time students.
Sarah Millard (Editor) March 20, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Thanks Chris!
Bridget Woods July 12, 2012 at 05:02 PM
My daughter just started last year for her 8th grade year with Eachieve(formerly IQ Academy) She has anxiety and has great diffuculty with crowds of people, and other things. So we chose this online school. It is wonderful! The staff is so caring and encourages her every step of the way. Thank you for helping her, and she is returning for her Freshman year of High School! I cannot express how greatful I am to have found you after 4 years of struggling, my daughter finally tells me that she is loving life! I know your schooling option has impacted her greatly. Again, I cannot express a bigger appreciation for your program.

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