Catawba County Schools is excited to announce the Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus Benefits program. Students are now able to download and install Microsoft Office ProPlus desktop applications on their personal devices for FREE as a result of our district enterprise agreement with Microsoft.
Who is eligible?
The Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for Education benefit is available to most students and staff with a valid CCS email address.
What happens when a student leaves CCS?
Once a student has left the district, their Microsoft Office ProPlus subscription will end.
Does this mean we are moving away from Google?
No, we are still a Google Apps for Education (GAFE) school system. We will continue to use these Google services as our primary service for communication, collaboration and document sharing.
Before you begin, educate yourself about installing Microsoft Office via Office 365
- Login to Office 365 at: https://login.microsoftonline.com
- The username is the student's email address (ex: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The password is the student's password they use to access computers at school or their Google password.
- After successfully logging in, simply download and install Office 2016 using the "Install Now" button.
Please note that CCS is providing the latest version of Microsoft Office for home use. At this time the version provided is Office 2016 which could be different than the version provided at school.
If you’re experiencing issues trying to install Office on your PC or Mac, see Troubleshoot Office installation with Office 365 for business.