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Jackson Academy selected as an Apple Distinguished School

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On Wednesday, Jackson Academy was recognized as an Apple Distinguished School 2013-2015 for its innovative use of technology in teaching and learning.

According to Apple, Apple Distinguished Schools are K–20 schools that provide 24/7, school-wide, one-to-one access to Apple notebook computers and/or mobile devices to all students, teachers, and administrators.

The chosen schools demonstrate an innovative and compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment.

JA is the first K-12 school in the Southeast to launch the Apple one-to-one initiative. Each student, grades kindergarten through twelfth, has an Apple device (Macbook Air, iPad, or iPod Touch) that empowers students and teachers to enhance learning.

JA is one of the handful of schools that have pioneered the adoption of this program and has also assisted other schools in Mississippi and other states that are trying to develop similar programs.

"The selection of Jackson Academy 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 Peter Jernberg, JA president.

According the JA, the teachers are able to use the technology to post lessons, assignments, and content to an online portal so that students, parents, and teachers are able to track the progress of students.

They have begun implementing iPad technology instead of dedicated interactive boards for presenting content and they use video blogging to inform students about classroom information.

JA says its students are also able to collaborate with other students through technology not only in the classroom but off campus as well.

The ceremony was held recognizing JA on Wednesday morning.  

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and Monte Rector of Apple Inc., addressed the student body, grades 7-12. 

Several students, faculty, deans, Board of Trustees Chair John Lundy, City Councilman Quentin Whitwell, and Mayor Chokwe Lumumba's Transition Team member, Rocky Wilkins, were some of those present on the stage during the presentation.

JA's K-6 grades were able to stream the ceremony live in their classrooms. 

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