Taylion Partners with Sprint and the 1Million Project to Provide Local Disadvantaged Students Free Internet Access

By Staff Reports

(Victorville)–During these unprecedented times, Taylion High Desert Academy continues, undeterred, to provide support, in the form of free meals and counseling, to our student body. This while also providing individualized academic solutions for students, families, teachers, and staff.

From continuous deep cleaning of all sites, to the reorganization of assigned coursework, THDA has also taken other steps in supporting their students.

While many of Taylion’s students are utilizing textbooks and packets, there is also the option to engage in online classes as well, which is also gaining popularity due to current stay-at-home guidelines.

For students taking these courses, THDA is aware that not all students have the devices needed to successfully do this work nor the required Wi-Fi connectivity.

In order to remedy these modern challenges, Taylion has begun distributing Chromebooks to their students.  And for those who don’t have internet, THDA has applied and is thrilled to have been accepted to the 1Million Project which will be providing Hot Spots:

The purpose of the 1Million Project is to connect up to one million high school students who do not have internet access at home today. The 1Million Project Foundation, together with Sprint, is endeavoring to help bridge the homework gap for up to one million high school students who do not have reliable home access to the internet, by providing them with one free device and free wireless service for up to four years.

“We are grateful for this partnership with Sprint and the 1Million Project, our students will have all the tools they need to face this crisis with our full support,” Taylion Principal Aaron Ritter said.

In addition to this partnership, Taylion High Desert Academy is dedicated to supporting the needs of their valued students and will continue to explore ways to assist them academically and emotionally as the months ahead unfold.

It is important to note that during the month of April and continuing throughout the remainder of the school year, packaged meals have been distributed to Taylion students and their families each Tuesday and Thursday.  Between the hours of 11 am and 1:30 pm, students and their families are able to stop by the Taylion site on Hwy 395 to submit their completed school assignments and pick up lunches from school employees wearing masks and practicing social distancing.  As education remains a priority for us, students can also obtain new assignments left by their teachers for the upcoming week.

“Taylion High Desert Academy is an organization that prides itself in serving our communities. The Victor Valley is our home and we will continue to offer not only education solutions, but will remain loyal to our philosophy of being good corporate citizens,” Ritter explained.

“Our kids, our employees and our community partners depend on us and we will not let them down,” Ritter added.

For more information on Taylion High Desert Academy, our classes and our caring staff call (760) 843-6622. Also, make sure to visit the charter school online at www.taylion.com.

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