FCPSOn Initiative and Laptop Distribution

FCPSOn, our digital transformation initiative, will expand to all Fairfax County public high schools starting with the 2019-20 school year. FCPSOn provides equitable access to technology and to instructional practices that support students' development of Portrait of a Graduate attributes.

As part of the initiative, all high school students will be issued a laptop for learning at school and at home. An annual technology support fee of $50 will be charged to high school students. This fee will help ensure students have access to the technology they need by defraying the cost to repair and replace equipment, ensuring all students have the necessary laptops for testing, and providing back-up laptops as a substitute as needed. All students will need access to the same software, which might not be compatible with self-provided laptops. (See link to website below for FAQs.) The technology support fee is included in the superintendent’s FY 2020 Approved Budget.

Laptops will be issued to students starting in August 2019 (see SCHS dates below and will continue into the first month of the school year).  Please visit FCPS' website to learn more about FCPSOn.

Laptop distribution dates in August for South County High School will be the following:

  • August 6, 12:00 pm - 4 pm

  • August 7, 2:00 pm - 6 pm

  • August 8, 12: 00 pm - 4: 00 pm

  • August 17, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 

All grade levels are welcome to pick up during one of these dates/times prior to the start of school. Please adhere to the allotted time frames.