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JHS Named an Apple Distinguished School

Posted November 19, 2013 in Community Blogs, Johnston
JHS students use their iPads® to take notes and read textbooks in a science class. The 1:1 iPad® program was launched in January 2013.

JHS students use their iPads® to take notes and read textbooks in a science class. The 1:1 iPad® program was launched in January 2013.

Johnston, Iowa, November 13, 2013 — Johnston High School is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2013 to 2015 for its innovative 1:1 iPad® program for all students grades 10-12, launched in January 2013.

The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate Apple’s vision of exemplary learning environments.

“The selection of Johnston High School as an Apple Distinguished School highlights our success as an innovative and compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment,” said Johnston High School Principal Brent Riessen. “Use of the iPads® has been incorporated into every classroom, from vocal music to biology. Students can also take notes, read digital textbooks, and create multi-media projects via their device.”

Johnston High School is located in Johnston, Iowa and houses approximately 1450 students grades 10-12. The high school was recently ranked in the top 20 Iowa high schools by U.S. News and World Report and boasts a 96.3 percent graduation rate. Students can choose from more than 170 course options and a variety of extracurricular activities.





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