1 Million Project

  • Mission
    The Hillsboro School District joined the 1 Million Project in the fall of 2018 to assist our High School students that do not currently have internet or students who have internet that is slow due to unreliable service or too many users sharing a single connection.   

    The 1 Million Project goals are:

    • To help 1 million high school students who do not have reliable Internet access at home reach their full potential by giving them mobile devices and free high-speed Internet access.

    • Why is this a national problem? Because we have a serious Homework Gap in this country. 70% of America’s school teachers assign homework to be completed online, but more than 5 million families with school-aged children do not have reliable internet connectivity at home. This disconnect leads to dramatically inequitable outcomes among our students.

    • We believe all students are curious, want a bright future and are willing to work hard. We also believe having Internet access at home means more time to learn, imagine, create, accomplish and graduate.

    The Hillsboro School District believes in this mission and would like to take full advantage of the program for our high school students. After a student/family is approved, the student will receive a wireless hotspot provided by the 1 Million Project. The district will also checkout a chromebook for the student to use with the hotspot. Fill out the online application (English | Spanish) or download the flyer (English | Spanish) for more information.