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GAC gets national distinction for third year in a row

NORCROSS -- Greater Atlanta Christian is one of 43 schools in the nation recognized recently as an Apple School of Distinction for the 2012-13 school year.

To achieve the distinction for its K-12 curriculum, the school was identified as a center of "educational and leadership consistently demonstrating best practice qualities of a 21st-century learning environment."

Junior High Principal Misty Overman, who is the school's liaison with Apple, said that "while the tools are wonderful, the relationship between GAC and Apple is more about teaching and learning. GAC is using 21st century tools to think critically, create, collaborate and communicate while maintaining a rigorous curriculum."

The five criteria for being named an Apple School of Distinction are visionary leadership, innovative learning and teaching, ongoing professional learning, compelling evidence of success and flexible learning environment.

It's the third year in a row that GAC has been recognized with the honor.

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BuzzG 1 year, 5 months ago

Maybe Mr. Wilbanks should take a look at what GAC is doing. Or is it too late to teach an old dog new tricks?

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kevin 1 year, 5 months ago

Imagine, a private school won this price Mr. Wilbanks. Learn from it. Get rid of the has-beens.

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news2me 1 year, 5 months ago

The parents pay for that technology through their child's tuition. I would be fine in providing this for my children in the public schools, but I would refuse for my tax dollars to go towards this technology for illegal immigrants, entitlement junkies, etc. However, I am affraid the demographic of Gwinnett is not headed in the direction that we could ever afford such luxuries.

Congratulations to the students of GAC. Thank your parents for their commitment to their children.

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