Microsoft Student Advantage Program

Students (Grades 3-12) and staff can download Microsoft Office Pro Plus at no charge
on up to FIVE personal devices - Windows, Mac, iOS, or Android




According to a 2013 study by IDC, employers are looking for candidates that have 20 specific skills for high-growth, high-wage occupations. Coming in at number 3 on this list is proficiency with Microsoft Office, with proficiency with PowerPoint and Word specifically highlighted at #11 and #13 on the list. In fact, Microsoft Office skills were sought after five times more than any other productivity tools.  As of October 2014, the job market in Maryland is very strong with over 7200+ openings preferring or requiring Microsoft skills.

Because Office is such a highly valued skillset with employers, students who use Office 365 will have the most up-to-date versions of the productivity tools they need to excel in the classroom and the workforce.

Wicomico County Public Schools is proud to announce the new Microsoft Student Advantage Program to students and parents. This program provides free access to Office 365 Pro Plus for students enrolled in school districts that purchase enterprise-level licenses. Wicomico County Public Schools meets this requirement!

Any student, 3rd grade or higher, who is currently enrolled in the Wicomico County Public Schools is eligible and may download and install Office 365 Pro applications on up to 5 devices (PC, MAC, and/or mobile device).

Wicomico County Schools is co-announcing the Comcast Internet Essentials program with Student Advantage. For families in the Free and Reduced Lunch program, Internet essentials offers $9.95/month internet plus the ability to make a one-time purchase of a PC for $150. We believe that Student Advantage + Internet Essentials + Internet Access from home is a powerful combination that can contribute to student achievement and help close the digital divide in Wicomico County.  If you know of anyone in the FARM program, please let them know.  For schools with 70% FARM or higher, all families in that school are eligible. For more information on Internet Essentials, and to enroll, visit:  http://www.internetessentials.com

Who Is Eligible for the Microsoft Student Advantage?


Any student, 3rd grade or higher, who is currently enrolled in the Wicomico County Public Schools is eligible to download and install Office 365 Pro applications on up to 5 devices (PC, MAC, and/or mobile device).

The Wicomico County Public Schools has created accounts for all students currently enrolled.

How do Students Download the Microsoft Office 365 Software?


Important: Allow 15-30 minutes for installation
  1. Goto http://tinyurl.com/m6kjorx
  2. You will be redirected to the Wicomico County Schools login page
  3. User Name - (Read Carefully) In the User Name field enter your student’s Last name, First initial, Numeric ID, AND include the text: @students.wcboe.org
  4. Password - In the Password field enter your student’s password used at school
  5. Click Sign In button
  6. If you see a screen similar to this - Congratulations! Follow the instructions to download your Office apps!

Enjoy your Microsoft Products!

Log into Student's Online Account

How do Teacher/Staff Download the Microsoft Office 365 Software?


Important: Allow 15-30 minutes for installation
  1. Log into Wcboe Webmail
  2. You will be redirected to the Wicomico County Schools login page
  3. Login as you normally would to access email, calendar and contacts in Outlook Web App
  4. In the upper-left corner you’ll see the familiar Outlook Web App icons. Click the Office 365 text.
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  5. If you see this screen - Congratulations! Follow the instructions to download your Office apps!
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  6. Click the Install Now button:
  7. Follow the installation instructions on-screen

Enjoy your Microsoft Products!

Log into Webmail

Frequently Asked Questions


Once a student leaves the school district, the Microsoft Office ProPlus subscription ends.

Microsoft Office Pro Plus can be installed on up to 5 devices per student (3rd grade or higher)

If you have a pre-released version of Office 2013 or Office 365, you will need to delete it before installing Office 365 Pro Plus. The downloading and installation process will walk you through deleting these versions

  • PC: Windows (Office 2013)
    • Word
    • Excel
    • Outlook
    • Powerpoint
    • Access
    • OneNote
    • Publisher
    • Lync
  • Mac (Office 2011)
    • Word
    • Excel
    • Outlook
    • Powerpoint

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • 32-bit Office can be installed on 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems and 64-bit Office can only be installed on 64-bit operating systems.
  • 1 GHZ or faster x86 or 64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set.
  • 1 GB RAM (32-bit) recommended, 2 GB RAM (64-bit) recommended for graphics features, Outlook Instant Search, and certain advanced functionality
  • 3 GB of available hard disk space
  • 1280 x 768 or higher resolution monitor

  • A Mac computer with an Intel processor
  • Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or later
  • 1 GB of RAM recommended
  • 2.5 GB of available hard disk space
  • HFS+ hard disk format (also known as Mac OS Extended or HFS Plus)
  • DVD drive or connection to a local area network (if installing over a network)
  • 1280 x 768 or higher resolution monitor

  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPod Touch 5th generation
  • All devices above must be running iOS 6.1 minimum

  • Android OS 4.0 or greater
  • Android touch enabled smartphones only