Avenues: The World School New York named Apple Distinguished School

Avenues: The World School is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2013 to 2015.

The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership and educational excellence, as well as demonstrating a clear vision of exemplary learning environments.

“From our K–12 iPad 1:1 initiative to our Middle and Upper School 1+1 program, Avenues New York opened in September 2012 as a new school of thought, incorporating best practices for technology integration. Our talented teachers innovate with technology to transform learning experiences for our students,” said Tyler Tingley, co-head of school.

The selection of Avenues as an Apple Distinguished School highlights the school’s success as an innovative and compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment.

“Teachers and students understand what it means when we say our classroom is in the cloud,” said Dirk DeLo, chief technology officer. “Leading edge and collaborative technologies such as iTunes U, iPad, MacBook Air, Evernote, Google, Subtext, Showbie, and Haiku allow for the creation of new ways of teaching and studying in ways that were previously inconceivable.”

Avenues: The World School opened its first campus in New York in fall 2012. Serving children ages three to 18, Avenues New York will be part of a system of schools—one school with campuses in 20 or more cities around the globe— that emphasizes a commitment to prepare students for citizenship in a world increasingly made smaller through transportation and technology.

Empowered by technology, Avenues students learn in an internationally collaborative environment that reflects the world in which they will live and work. With an emphasis on intensive language acquisition, starting at age three with immersion in either Mandarin Chinese or Spanish, students will graduate with advanced proficiency in a second language; have the opportunity to study at several campuses around the world; and experience a 15-year global studies curriculum created by leading university scholars.


Press contact:
Marcia Tingley, Director of Communications (mtingley@avenues.org; 212-524-9000)

School representative: Dirk DeLo
Chief technology officer
Phone: 212-524-9000
Email: ddelo@avenues.org

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