COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. (October 3, 2023) – Bailey Station Elementary School and West Collierville Middle School have been recognized as Apple Distinguished Schools for the 2023-2026 program term. These two schools were selected for this distinction based on their commitment to continuous innovation in education and using Apple products to create exemplary learning practices.
With this recognition, Bailey Station Elementary and West Collierville Middle join Collierville Elementary School as the district’s three Apple Distinguished Schools.
"I am so proud to share that Bailey Station Elementary School and West Collierville Middle School have earned the Apple Distinguished Schools designation,” said Director of Schools Dr. Gary Lilly. “This recognition reflects our commitment to use technology to enhance learning experiences for our students and support our dedicated educators. We are excited about the opportunities this designation brings, and we look forward to creating a brighter future for all students through the use of technology."
“Bailey Station Elementary and West Collierville Middle completed an application process to be considered for—and ultimately awarded—the honor of Apple Distinguished School,” added Lisa Higgins, Collierville Schools Chief Technology Officer. “Their daily incorporation of devices into instruction and learning is a testament to preparing students through communication, collaboration, and creativity. I am so proud of both schools for joining Collierville Elementary as Apple Distinguished Schools.”
Apple Distinguished Schools are recognized as some of the most innovative in the world. They are 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 documents results of academic accomplishments.
Schools all over the world are using iPad and Mac 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.