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Max V. Tolbert Elementary Named Apple Distinguished School

Resaca, Georgia- November 18, 2019-- Max V. Tolbert Elementary School was recognized today as an Apple Distinguished School for 2019-2022. Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence that use Apple technology to inspire creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. These schools showcase innovative uses of technology in learning, teaching, and the school environment and have documented results of academic accomplishment. "To date, the honor has been granted to 470 schools in 34 countries. Only five other schools in Georgia have been recognized by Apple, with Tolbert Elementary being the first public school in the state."- The Calhoun Times, November 18, 2019.

This designation comes following a tedious application process, where school officials described the use iPads in kindergarten through fifth grade to enhance student engagement in the classroom. It is Tolbert Elementary School’s mission to provide students and faculty with a technology-rich learning environment. Through the effective use of 1:1 technology, including individual iPads (K-5) and iMac labs, student achievement is increased with collaboration, critical thinking skills, and creativity. The administration and faculty at Tolbert Elementary are diligent advocates for students.

The selection of Tolbert Elementary as an Apple Distinguished School highlights its success as an innovative and compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment. Throughout Tolbert Elementary School, students use iPads to access learning resources, create unique work products to demonstrate their learning, and acquire 21st century technology skills. Teachers at Tolbert Elementary utilize Apple Classroom to ensure students are engaged in their activities and redirect resources to accommodate each child’s individual learning needs.

Tolbert Elementary School serves students in PreK-5th grade in Northern Gordon County, Georgia. With a population of approximately 550 students, Tolbert provides a well-rounded learning environment for a both an economically and culturally diverse population of students.