Maryland Schools to Offer Microsoft IT Academy program

Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian M. Lowery, announced today at High Point High School in Prince George’s County that 25 new high-level information technology academy programs are coming to Maryland schools. All Maryland public school students and their families also can download free Office productivity tools for learning through an agreement with the Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft will provide a one-year license for the Microsoft IT Academy program to 25 high schools in 10 county school systems. All students in the receiving high schools will have access to online courses and tutorials, and teachers receive unlimited access to instructional tools. The Microsoft IT Academy resources are designed to help students learn computing and advance their technical skills in a wide range of applications and receive industry-recognized certifications.

Students and their families can download Office 365 ProPlus at the following Internet address: