you or your family needs a computer - we may be able to help you. We
understand that having a computer these days is like having air to
breath. A computer is no longer a luxury --- needed for schoolwork, job
hunting, and just communicating with others.
To qualify for one of our computers we ask the following:
You need to live in the Tredyffrin or Easttown area.
If you live in a neighboring community we will evaluate your request on
an individual and as-available basis.
You cannot request multiple computers within a 12 month period unless there is a special circumstance.
If you have a computer from T&E Care and it has a
virus that causes it to no longer work, then we will first evaluate if
your virus protection program is up to date. We include virus
protection programs on all computers we hand out. The programs we
use are free - it will be your responsibility to keep them up-to-date.
For any CHS student asking for computers for college -
we will consider getting a new laptop for the student. However, we
will require a copy of the student's transcript first and an application to our College Assistance Program. We are excited
to help students who have worked hard at CHS, been involved in
activities, and are positive role models in the school. The student
will also need to have been accepted into a 2 or 4 year program, and has
applied for financial assistance to cover the various costs. Ask your counselor for the CAP application.
If you believe you should be considered for a computer, please contact us or call us at 610-644-0594! We'd love to help!
TESD Technology Questions
Do you have questions about computers or the internet or the online program for the T/E Schools? Go to www.tesd.net/technology - there is an email like there for these types of questions.
DO YOU NEED HELP GETTING INTERNET IN YOUR HOME?
The organization called Everyone On is able to show you some low cost options for internet in your area. All you do is put in your zipcode and answer a question about free/reduced lunch, and you'll be seen the options that might work for you. Some are as low as $10/mo. Go to everyoneon.org and see what might work for you.
Explaining one of the options (above)
Internet Essentials by Comcast
Having a computer is important, but you also need to have an internet connection to really take advantage of the computer. This can cost BIG money. Comcast offers a plan that might be helpful to you. It is called Internet Essentials and runs about $10/mo. The details of this program are:
Families with at least one child receiving free or reduced lunches may qualify.
Comcast must offer internet service in your community.
A family can not have subscribed to Comcast Internet service within 90 days of installation.
A family can not be the subject of Comcast collections activity or have outstanding debt to Comcast that is less than a year old.
In 2012 the download speed was 3 Mbps and the upload speed was 768 Kbps. This number is subject to change.
Participating families pay $9.95/mo + tax with no price increases, no activation fees, and no equipment rental fees.
Participating families can receive internet training at no additional charge.
T&E Care is an IRS recognized non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code. The official registration and financial information of Tredyffrin & Easttown Care may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
**IMPORTANT NOTE** If you change your email address - please remember to notify us so we can keep you on our email list!!