PowerUp Launch at Madison High School from Houston ISD on Vimeo.

Houston Independent School District (HISD) Superintendent Terry Grier and Chief Technology Officer Lenny Schad kicked off a press conference last month at Madison High School for student distribution of laptops at the 11 pilot PowerUp schools within HISD!

The PowerUP initiative was part of Superintendent Grier’s 2013 State of HISD Address. He announced a need to equip all students with the technology necessary to succeed in the 21st century. The PowerUP initiative is geared for students in grades 3rd -12th.

I’m proud that Madison High School was selected as one of the 11 high schools to distribute laptops to our students to support and maximize their learning experience,” states Principal Sonja Williams.

The non-profit HISD Foundation, which helped raise $16.8 million to fund Apollo 20, has committed to help raise money for the new HISD laptop initiative.