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Deer Park Junior High Recognized as an Apple Distinguished School

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Deer Park Junior High is an Apple Distinguished School


Download our Multi-Touch Book for iTunesThis book was assembled by teachers and students of Deer Park Junior High and submitted to Apple after we were invited to apply for this honor.


Deer Park ISD is pleased to announce that Deer Park Junior High has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2017–2019.


Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence that use Apple products to inspire creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. They showcase innovative uses of technology in learning, teaching, and the school environment and have documented results of academic accomplishment.


DPJH Principal Tiffany Regan said the Apple Distinguished School designation reflects a true growth mindset where students and employees embrace challenges, take risks, and learn from experiences in order to inspire innovation.


“Our Apple Distinguished School title means that we earned recognition for our innovative teaching and learning. It means that we have worked to empower our students to think critically and creatively, and that we have worked to make learning a personal experience for our students,” she said.


Being named an Apple Distinguished School also means the school’s students and staff will benefit from exciting learning and collaborative opportunities.  The school’s interactive multi-touch book, Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Challenges: Innovation at Deer Park Junior High, will be added to Apple’s featured collection in the iTunes bookstore. DPJH’s success story will also be shared on the Apple Distinguished School webpage. DPJH staff members will have a chance to network and collaborate with other Apple Distinguished Schools and ADS school leaders and participate in professional development opportunities from the Apple store.


Regan said these opportunities will nurture continued growth in the use of technology through the District’s Empower 1:1 initiative, which put an iPad in each junior high student’s hands.


“We hope that this achievement inspires a sense of pride in our school community,” Regan added.  “Parents will have the ability to see our accomplishments and the transformation in teaching and learning that has taken place as a result of our Empower 1:1 initiative.”