Adobe Creative Cloud for Education

Adobe Creative Cloud gives students, educators and staff access to the world’s best creative apps for design, web, video, and photography — all right on the desktop – along with seamless ways to share and collaborate. Only Creative Cloud offers all the essential tools to help students achieve their full creative potential.

Subscription Licensing Options   

Sharded Device Licensing (SDL):

Ideal for your classrooms, labs, and training environments because licensing is assigned to a computer rather than each user, so multiple students can use the same application on a single computer. 

NOTE: SDL is replacing device licensing which is being phased out by Adobe.

Named-User Licensing:
For individuals on their institutional computers, and it includes access to online services and "Home-Use" rights.  Named User Licenses are assigned to an individual, and are tied to a specific Adobe ID.  Named Users will download applications and updates directly from Adobe.

Click HERE for a PDF flyer  from Adobe with more information about the two licensing options (Named-User and Device)  along with details about what is included with these options.

Creative Cloud for Education Deployment Resources  - A collection of resources specific to education customers for deploying and managing your Creative Cloud for education licenses.

Adobe Creative Cloud Technical Support Phone Number:   800-685-2950 

K-12 Site Licensing

Adobe VIP registration is required for site licensing.  E-mail with a NAME & EMAIL ADDRESS of the licensing contact for your school to get set up under ACTEM's VIP registration. 

 The VIP registration will allow administration of licenses and make your deployment manageable and flexible. Here is the link to the deployment webpage that has guides for the admin console among other helpful pieces:

 Part # Description Subscription Term ACTEM Pricing
 New: 65265365BB04A12
Renewal: 65277282BB04A12
 Adobe K-12 School Site License - Device License for CC
Complete - 100 License Minimum - Single School Building - One Computer per License

Information PDF About the Adobe K12 Site Licensing Option
 12 Months$25.00 per license
$2,500.00 for Site 

(100 License Minimum)
 65291789BB01A12 Adobe K-12 School Site License - Named User Licenses CC
Complete - 500 License minimum - Single School Building
 12 Months$5 per license
$2,500.00 for Site 

(500 License Minimum)

Adobe Creative Cloud Individual Licensing

Adobe [VIP] Creative Cloud for Education [Annual Subscription Licensing]

 NOTE:  All ACTEM Creative Cloud subscriptions have an annual renewal date of Aug. 9th each year.  Licensing purchased part way through the renewal period will be pro-rated in cost and will be up for renewal in August at the annual pricing.

You will need to submit a NAME & EMAIL ADDRESS for the "Named-User" license to register this subscription with Adobe.  The end-user will receive an email from Adobe with help to get started with the Adobe CC applications.

Part # Description Subscription TermPrice Per License


Adobe Creative Cloud Complete - Named-User License 12 Months $252
Varies per App Adobe Creative Cloud Single App - Named-User License 12 Months $108


Adobe Acrobat Pro DC - Named-User License

12 Months $124

Named-User licenses allow you to activate Creative Cloud on up to two computers but you may only use the software on one computer at a time. 

Adobe Spark Premium - FREE

Adobe recently announced... 

Spark for Education with premium features and additional functionality is now available to K-12 students FREE of charge.

"Normally priced at $120 per year and available on the Spark for Education website, Adobe Spark for Education is a fun and frictionless storytelling Creative Cloud application that runs in any web or mobile browser, enabling students to quickly and easily express themselves via graphics, web stories and video to complete their school assignments and showcase digital creativity."

To get started with Adobe Spark for your school/district contact ACTEM ( to get set up with an Adobe VIP account. 

Once set up, Adobe offers resources for help to get started with your Spark deployment.


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P.O. Box 187, Gorham, ME 04038

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