Frontier Schools Joins Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Program

Frontier Schools joins Verizon Innovative Learning, Verizon’s award-winning education initiative which addresses barriers to digital inclusion. In partnership with Digital Promise, the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program works side-by-side with schools and districts to provide free technology devices, access to the internet, and innovative STEM learning programs, giving students in under-resourced schools the technology, education, and opportunity they deserve. Being part of the program will keep students connected, helping to facilitate learning wherever it’s taking place.

In addition to reliable access for every student and teacher, Verizon Innovative Learning Schools also equips each school with a technology coach and provides robust professional development support for teachers to effectively integrate technology into the classroom.

Frontier School of Excellence, Frontier School of Innovation, and Frontier STEM High School are among the 34 new schools joining the 11th cohort of Verizon Innovative Learning Schools, bringing the program to 626 middle and high schools nationwide.

In addition to free Chromebooks with accompanying Verizon data plans for every student and teacher beginning in fall 2024, participating schools will be assigned a full-time coach to train teachers in effectively integrating technology into their lessons.

“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Verizon Innovative Learning and Digital Promise, marking a transformative step forward for Frontier Schools,” said Ugur Demircan, superintendent of Frontier Schools. “By providing every student and teacher with access to Chromebooks, along with comprehensive internet connectivity and specialized coaching, we are ensuring that our educational environment fosters innovation, engagement, and excellence. Our inclusion in the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program is a testament to our commitment to preparing students for a promising future, equipped with the skills and knowledge to thrive in the digital age. We look forward to seeing how this initiative will enhance our teaching and learning processes, making a significant difference in the lives of our students and the broader community.”

“Verizon is proud to welcome Frontier Schools to the Verizon Innovative Learning program,” said Josh Miller, manager of municipal and community affairs at Verizon. “Through this transformative program, we are working to increase digital inclusion and enable students to acquire the skills they need to thrive in a digital world. In particular, STEM is key in education and the workforce, and Verizon Innovative Learning will be a great resource for the Frontier Schools students."

Verizon Innovative Learning is driving academic improvements. In fact, 82 percent of teachers reported that Verizon Innovative Learning enhanced their ability to differentiate instruction and 77 percent said the program enhanced student engagement. These efforts to support digital inclusion are part of Citizen Verizon, Verizon’s responsible business plan to move the world forward for all.