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MKA is Again Designated an Apple Distinguished School

MKA is pleased to announce it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for the 2023–2026 program term. First recognized by Apple in 2013, MKA was selected for this distinction based on its commitment to continuous innovation in education and using Apple products to create exemplary learning practices. 

MKA’s long-established 1:1 Initiative provides all MKA faculty and students in fourth through twelfth grade a MacbookAir, and students at the Primary School are issued iPads, providing equal and ubiquitous access to technology. At MKA, technology is viewed as a tool to acquire knowledge, practice skills, problem-solve, demonstrate and communicate understanding, and explore learning in new and developmentally appropriate ways. Students are challenged to use technology to become more flexible and innovative thinkers and to understand and respect the moral and ethical issues related to their use of technology. Head of School Nigel D. Furlonge celebrated the recognition and said, “Being named an Apple Distinguished School for 2023-2026 is significant because it recognizes the continuous work and effort that MKA educators put forth daily to inspire, imagine, and impact the lives of our students.” 

Apple Distinguished Schools are recognized as some of the most innovative in the world. They’re centers of leadership and educational excellence, with a clear vision for how technology-rich environments support learning goals. In Apple Distinguished Schools, forward-thinking leaders and their communities work to inspire, imagine, and impact teaching and learning, and they have documented results of academic accomplishments. Schools all over the world are using iPads and Macs to transform learning. As teachers incorporate technology into their lessons, they empower students to lead, learn, and thrive, to discover new opportunities, and to make their world a better place.