Sacred Heart Schools named as Apple Distinguished Program for 2012-13, receives Green Building Awsrd

by Millie Lee on January 12, 2013

Sacred Heart Schools’ One-to-One iPad Program for grades 9-12 has been named an Apple Distinguished Program for the 2012-13 school year. The Apple Distinguished Program designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate Apple’s vision of exemplary learning environments.

“We are honored and thrilled that our One-to-One Program was named as an Apple Distinguished Program,” said Dr. Joy Lopez, director of technology at Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton. “The use of Apple’s technology to enhance our curriculum has been instrumental in creating an engaging, collaborative, and creative learning environment among our students and their teachers. It’s exciting to see our faculty galvanized to discover new and innovative ways to teach through the use of technology to help our students learn in ways that speak to them in a current and relevant manner.”

Editor’s note: It was Sacred Heart Schools week for receiving awards. The new Lower and Middle Schools received the Green Building Award, sponsored by Sustainable San Mateo County (SSMC), RecycleWorks, and the San Mateo County Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) The award highlights environmentally friendly design, recognizing owners, architects and builders. The architect of the SHS project was WRNS Studio and the builder was Herrero Contractors, Inc.

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