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A Quick Guide to the Cost of Middle School Computer Curriculum

September 29th, 2020 | 4 min. read

Alex Schultz

Alex Schultz

Alex loves learning and asking questions, which gets him involved in a variety of projects at AES. Whether it's teaching tips or data analysis, Alex wants to share what he's learned to help others succeed.

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As a computer applications curriculum developer, of the first questions teachers asks us is: How much does your middle school computer curriculum cost? 

On this page we'll give you an overview of what impacts the cost of our middle school computer curriculum along with some general pricing information.

In general, our computer applications curriculum system can cost between $799 to over $75,000 per year.

This range may feel overwhelming, however we've found in working with educators across the country, your subscription cost truly depends on the needs of your program.

In this article, you'll discover:

  • The factors that impact the cost of our computer applications curriculum
  • Which subscription plan is right for you
  • Specific price ranges based on common scenarios we encounter

After reviewing this information, you'll have a clearer idea of what the AES computer applications curriculum may cost for you.

What Factors Impact the Price of the AES Computer Applications Curriculum?

There are two main factors that impact the cost of your yearly subscription:

  • The number of students who need access
  • The type of plan you choose

To determine your cost, it's important to identify how many student licenses you need.

Each student you enroll into your Business&ITCenter21 account will need an open license in order to access the curriculum.

Our student licenses work a bit differently than some other companies because you can recycle them from one semester to the next.

Let's dive into a few examples to explain:

If you have a full-year class with 100 students, you will need to purchase 100 student licenses for the year.

If you have two classes - a fall and spring semester, with 50 students each semester, you only need to purchase 50 student licenses for the year. At the end of the first semester, you can reset your class and reopen the licenses for your new students to enroll.

Once you determine how many licenses you need, it's time to determine which plan is best for your needs.

Which Plan Is Right for You and What Are the Price Ranges?

When purchasing as subscription of Business&ITCenter21, you can choose from three plans:

  • Classroom
  • Campus
  • District

Each plan is designed for a certain type of implementation, based on the needs of your middle school computer classes.

Let's dive into who each plan is a good fit for and the potential costs for the plans.

Classroom Plan

If you're a single teacher teaching computer applications to one class or a handful of classes, the Classroom plan is likely the best solution for you.

With the Classroom plan, you gain access to the entire library of computer applications curriculum, along with the assessments and classroom management tools.

A classroom plan can range from $799/year - $2,500/year, depending on the number of student licenses you need.

For example, if you have less than 50 students accessing Business&ITCenter21 for the year, your cost would be $799 for the year.

If you teach more than 50 students, you can purchase an add-on bucket of 50 students for $200 annually.

So if you have 100 students, your subscription would be $999 per year. Or if you have 150 students for the year, your annual subscription would be $1,199.

Campus Plan

If you and a number of other teachers all teach business and computer classes in the same building, a Campus plan is the right solution for you.

With a Campus plan, you receive everything in the Classroom plan, with additional capabilities to sync and share classes with your co-teachers as needed.

This is especially helpful when students move from one class to another after the semester has begun. And if you have a teacher's aide who works with your students you can also add them to the plan to further support those students.

A Campus plan subscription typically costs between $3,000 to $5,000 per year, based on the total number of students who need access across your school.

As a starting point, the Campus plan provides 400 students with access for $3,000 per year.

Just like the Classroom plan, if you need more seats you can purchase additional buckets of 50 licenses for $200 annually.

So, if you have multiple teachers with a total of 600 students needing access, your subscription would be around $4,000 per year.

District Plan

If you're an administrator looking to roll out a digital computer applications curriculum to multiple teachers at multiple buildings, the District plan is the right choice for you.

A district-wide implementation is a great way to provide curriculum consistency across your program, improve collaboration among teachers, and grow your program.

When determining the cost of a District plan, your subscription could be anywhere from $10,000 to $175,000 per year, based on a number of factors:

  • Number of students that need access
  • On-site professional development
  • Customizable district course templates
  • LMS integrations

As with the other plans, the main factor that influences the cost of a District plan subscription is the number of students. The three additional items will increase your price if you feel they are valuable additions.

For a District plan with around 2,500 students needing access, your price could range from $25,000 to $40,000 per year, depending on the optional services you choose.

If your district needs access for over 10,000  students, your subscription would be upwards of $75,000 or more per year, depending on whether you add professional development, customized templates, or integrations.

You can learn more about how much a District Plan costs here: How Much Does Business&ITCenter21 Cost for a District Implementation?

What Will Your Middle School Computer Curriculum Cost?

All in all, depending on the needs of your program, a digital high school health science curriculum could cost anywhere from $799 to $75,000+ per year.

When it comes down to the cost, it all depends on your situation!

To learn detailed information about what AES’s computer applications curriculum would cost for you, request a quote:

Request Your Quote for Business&ITCenter21