Dressed in bright red T-shirts with their mascot, the students and staff at California iInspire Academy celebrated their school’s third consecutive recognition as an Apple Distinguished School on Dec. 1.
The technology company’s program considers the academy to be one of the most innovative schools in the world. Apple believes these campuses demonstrate its vision for learning with technology — using Apple products to connect students to the world, fuel creativity, deepen collaboration and make learning personal.
The Orange Unified School District campus is one of 689 schools in 36 countries to be identified with the designation, which continues for three years. The academy earned its first award in 2017 and then won again for 2019 through 2022.
Riverdale Tech Academy in the Garden Grove Unified School District and Robert C. Fisler School and Valencia Park Elementary in the Fullerton School District also made Apple’s list of distinguished schools.
“To be recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for another three-year validation is an incredible honor,” iInspire Principal Misty Brunasso said. “It serves as a testament to the ongoing work of our students, staff, and community to exemplify what modern learning should look and feel like in schools.”
Apple Distinguished Schools are considered centers of innovation, leadership and educational excellence that use Apple products to inspire creativity, collaboration and critical thinking. The company says they showcase innovative uses of technology in learning, teaching, and the school environment and have documented results of academic accomplishment.
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