GAC Named Apple School of Distinction

Greater Atlanta Christian School gained the title for the third consecutive year.

Greater Atlanta Christian School has been named an Apple School of Distinction for the third consecutive school year.

As one of the 43 schools in the nation with the recognition for 2012-2013, GAC was identified by Apple as a center of "educational excellence and leadership consistently demonstrating 'best practice' qualities of a 21st-century learning environment."

"While the tools are wonderful, the relationship between GAC and Apple is more about teaching and learning," junior high Principal Dr. Misty Overman shared in a news release. "GAC is using 21st century tools to think critically, create, collaborate and communicate while maintaining a rigorous curriculum."

The five criteria for being named an Apple School of Distinction are: visionary leadership, innovative learning and teaching, ongoing professional learning, compelling evidence of success and flexible learning environment.

In April, GAC gave iPad 2s to all third, fourth and fifth graders, and an iPad lab was set up for the younger students. GAC's sixth through 12 graders all currently have MacBook Airs, which they traded their MacBooks for last December.

See also:

  • GAC Gives iPads to its Elementary Students
  • Greater Atlanta Christian Student Wins Piano Competition
  • Trash-Talking Videos Fuel GAC-Wesleyan Rivalry
  • GAC’s Bendickson Named Coach of the Year

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