Marymount High School Named 'Apple Distinguished School' for Superior Integration of Technology in the Classroom

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Marymount High School in Los Angeles is awarded with an Apple Distinguished School Designation by Apple's VP of Education John Couch. The designation is reserved for schools who best integrate digital tools into the classroom, optimizing the learning process, and become centers of educational excellence and leadership, consistently demonstrating 'best practices' of a 21st century learning environment.

“Apple has watched you integrate our tools in a way that changes the way you learn…Marymount represents what we think is the best way to approach education. We have so much pride in your school that we want to align our brand with your brand.”

Apple has awarded Marymount High School with an Apple Distinguished School designation for the 2010-2011 school year. In an all-school assembly, Apple executive Dan Roach indicated that “Apple has watched you integrate our tools in a way that changes the way you learn…Marymount represents what we think is the best way to approach education. We have so much pride in your school that we want to align our brand with your brand.”

The Apple Distinguished school designation is reserved for schools that have demonstrated Apple’s highest vision of a successful 21st century learning environment, and are centers of educational excellence and leadership, consistently employing ‘best practice’ qualities of a 21st century learning environment utilizing Apple technology.

Marymount is one of only 10 schools in the state and 52 in the country to be recognized this year. Further, Marymount is one of only 19 schools in the country who are considered NEW Apple Distinguished Schools this year.

Upon receiving notice of the award, Head of School Jacqueline Landry said, “We are excited that Apple has recognized our success with this program and our commitment to a 21st century learning environment. As a Catholic, independent girls school, we know that girls thrive in a collaborative environment, and the one to one program really complements both this tendency toward collaboration as well as the many and varied learning styles of our students.”

Of the changes at Marymount since launching the one to one program, Assistant Head of School and Dean of Studies Dr. Judy Edwards said, “Well into our second school year employing Apple’s one to one laptop program, the changes I see in the classroom are phenomenal. Both students and teachers alike are actively engaged with the learning process and the digital tools at their fingertips. The use of these tools is not just technology for technology’s sake, but with an eye toward an enhanced, enriched, learning experience.”

Marymount High School is an independent, Catholic college preparatory school for girls in grades 9-12. Since 1923, Marymount has educated and empowered the minds, hearts and spirits of girls while preparing them to make a better world. The school provides purposeful leadership training, a rigorous academic program, and extensive co-curricular opportunities that challenge and inspire students to be educated, informed, and socially responsible global citizens. Marymount draws students from throughout Los Angeles and challenges them to recognize their leadership abilities, to apply their intellects to work for social change that will extend dignity to all.

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