In recent years, the state of North Carolina announced ambitious goals to achieve one-to-one computer access for all its K-12 students and putting all assessment testing online. It’s a directive that’s tough for nearly any school’s budget, but even more so for Scotland County Schools.

Mostly rural, Scotland County, North Carolina, is one of the smallest counties in the state and the 16th poorest district in the nation. The 14 public schools within the county serve 6100 students. Only one third of their students have Internet access at home and many don’t have computers.