The Frank H. Harrison Middle School has been selected as an Apple Distinguished School for the 2012-2013 school year. We join 43 schools that Apple selected nationwide as exemplary learning environments and centers of innovation, leadership, and educational experience.
The selection notification says, "The administration and faculty at Frank H. Harrison Middle School have shown that they exhibit the five best practices of an Apple Distinguished School: visionary leadership, innovative learning and teaching, ongoing professional learning, compelling evidence of success, and a flexible learning environment."
"Apple has engaged with educators for over 30 years to explore and enhance the experience of teaching and learning. We believe in a world in which all learners are empowered to discover their own special genius. Our education mission is to provide a learning environment that supports the way students live and how they want to learn. We applaud schools such as Frank H. Harrison Middle School who are able to advance this mission, ensuring that all students are prepared for future success in work and life."
The fifth plaque is in the mail - Apple began awarding the plaques five years ago, a year after we were first selected as an Apple Distinguished School.