​Applications are full for the remainder of the 2016-17 school year. We have exceeded the number of Laptops2Kids applications we can fill for this school year. We encourage you to apply, applications will be kept on file for the next school year. If you enter a valid email address on your application, you will receive an email confirming that your application has been received and accepted. Please do not reapply. Duplicate applications are not accepted.

When valid email addresses are listed on the application, an email will be sent confirming the application as been received.

To inquire as to the status of an application, please email:

First deliveries for 2017-18: Aiming for late September, 2017.

Current Models of computers:

The models of computers we have varies from time to time, depending on what has come our way from the buildings as they receive new equipment. We are not able to handle requests for specific types or models.

Models we currently provide:

HP 6910 with power supply and additional external battery

HP 8540 with power supply

We do not have the means for student to request a specific model.

We will also be adding Asus Tablets and Desktop computers to the offerings during the 2017-18 school year.

How do I set up my laptop/computer?


An excerpt from a news article:

Laptops2Kids gives students laptops and life skills (11/30/16)

... Since Laptops2Kids started two years ago, the district has distributed more than 1,100 laptops to students who qualify for free and reduced lunch or meet federal poverty guidelines. The laptops, previously used by teachers or as classroom computers, would land in district surplus without the program. 

Foss High School students clear the computer hard drive to remove teacher information, thoroughly clean the machines, replace defunct keyboards and prepare the computers for a new operating system, purchased by the Foundation for Tacoma Students. 

Tacoma students can apply for a laptop by submitting an application form on the website You can access the website from any computer, including computer kiosks in school offices. 

Read the full article at

​Ever wonder what happens to old TPS computers?

Normally, when older computers are replaced by newer ones, the old equipment is sent to surplus. Instead, here's what happens now through the Latops2Kids program:

  • Students in Career and Technical Education classes at Tacoma high schools refurbish and repair the equipment.
  • These machines get new Windows 7 operating systems, purchased by the Foundation for Tacoma Students, along with some other software.
  • This refurbished equipment is then ready to be granted to students enrolled in our district.

I want one! Do I qualify?

There is an application for interested students. Students must be currently enrolled in Tacoma Public Schools, and qualify for free/reduced lunch or meet the federal poverty guidelines and must not have previously received a laptop. 

Submit our electronic application. No printing or mailing needed!

Che​​ck out the FAQ
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Contact: Sherri Desseau at

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