With a 1:1 initiative based on Netbooks already in place, Apache Junction wanted to better serve the needs of their student body comprised of over five thousand students by implementing Google Chromebooks. Taking into account their price, inclusion of a keyboard, and the Google management console, the school district decided Chromebooks were the best option for their students. Most importantly, Google Chromebooks were compatible with PARCC online testing requirements.
Apache Junction has successfully implemented about two thousand Chromebooks in their elementary, junior high, and high schools. With the help of Extreme Networks, they have been able to find the right configuration settings for the Chromebooks and their Extreme wireless network, which they say has been critical in implementing their Google Chromebook 1:1 initiative.