Wilmette Junior High Named As Apple Distinguished School
Posted on 10/06/2022

District 39 is thrilled to announce that Highcrest Middle School and Wilmette Junior High School have been recognized as Apple Distinguished Schools for 2022-25. Both Highcrest and WJHS use Apple technology in innovative ways that inspire creativity and critical teaching and learning among its learning community. This award recognizes and celebrates these efforts.

Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence. They use Apple technology to inspire creativity, collaboration and critical thinking in learning, teaching and the school environment, and have documented results of academic accomplishment.

Teachers at both Highcrest and WJHS are continuously adjusting lessons and curricula to maximize learning and growth for their students. They leverage technology in new ways to assist in achieving educational excellence. Additionally, teachers are provided opportunities to grow their knowledge and approaches to the curriculum through professional development sessions, real-time coaching from their onsite technology specialist, and co-teaching throughout the year. Many opportunities are differentiated and self-paced for teachers to meet their needs and District 39 aims to support teachers as learning designers while celebrating their successes. As a result of this district-wide commitment, our students are receiving instruction and guidance to become digital leaders in high school and beyond. Please click the links to access more: Highcrest Story | WJHS Story.

Wilmette Public Schools District 39 serves approximately 3,500 students in PreK-8th grade throughout Wilmette and in parts of Glenview. A District 39 education engages, empowers, and inspires students to lead academically successful, socially responsible, compassionate, and purposeful lives. District 39 is committed to providing a safe and equitable learning environment that fosters a mindset of empathy, respect and belonging for all students and staff.