What is Tech4Kids?

Tech4Kids (previously known as Laptops2Kids) is a program through Tacoma Schools . Tech4Kids provides computers to qualifying students, giving them the tools they need to complete their school work, with the goal of graduation. 

How to apply: 

The Tech4Kids program is just getting up and running again, with equipment just now arriving. We are looking at March before laptops are ready to start rolling out to middle and high schools this spring. Once laptops are are made available, it will be up to each building to distribute them through departments or other means. The distribution of laptops and applications all will be handled by select building staff. 

When applying you must sign into the application using the STUDENTS username ( and password. You must complete the application for each child separately, using their student login for each student. Using the same student ID to sign in for multiple students will result in the subsequent applications being rejected. Please contact your child's school if you do not know their student username and password.
All communications will be sent to the students TPS email account ( If you have not received an email within 1 week verifying the receipt of the application, please contact Sherri Desseau.

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 Tech4Kids 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.


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