Office 365 Free for SPS Students & Staff

  • Students and teachers are eligible for Office 365 Education, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and now Microsoft Teams, plus additional classroom tools. 


  • Using the computer on which you wish to install Microsoft Office, open any Internet browser and do the following:

    1. Login to your Office 365 email account at: OR through the Digital Tools on the Spokane Public Schools website.
    2. Once logged in, click on the setting’s gear in the upper right corner and select Office 365 Settings.
    3. On the Settings page, choose Install Options to see what is available.
    4. Choose Install Office and the system will detect the operating system you are running and recommend the correct version of Office to install.
    5. An .exe file will download in your browser. If you are prompted to Run or Save the file, select Run.
    6. Microsoft Office will install in the background and after a few minutes you will receive notice stating “Welcome to your new Office.” At this screen click Next.
    7. Follow the prompts through the installation, selecting the options you want.
    8. When all options are selected, a video will play explaining some of the features of Office. Once the video is done, it will ask you to Sign in. At the Sign in prompt, enter your email address, and click Next. (Student usernames are typically student last name followed by the last 4 digits of student ID - IE: Smith3456).
    9. Follow the remaining prompts and when complete you can begin to use the Office products.

    Download the pdf of these instructions here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can install and use the Student/Staff Advantage Office products?

The subscription covers all enrolled students (K-3 optional) and all staff at SPS with an Office 365 account. 

How many copies of the software can I install?

Students and staff can install the office software on up to 5 computers.

What Operating Systems and devices can I install the Office products on?

The Student/Staff Advantage Office install will work on any Windows or Mac OS.

Will I be able to keep the copy of Office once I graduate or leave SPS?

No. The install of Office is tied to your email account. You must log into Office 365 at least once every 30 days so Office can verify that you are still an enrolled student or staff member. If you are or were a student or staff member who is no longer enrolled in the Spokane Public School District and access to your email has been removed, the Office installs you performed under the account will become read-only, so you will not be able to edit files with them. Graduating seniors have access for one year after graduating.