Mercy High School Named Apple Distinguished School
Farmington Hills, MI - October 3, 2022 - Mercy High School is pleased to announce that we have been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2022–2025 for our innovative use of technology in service of our Mercy mission and core values.
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.
“A core value of a Mercy education is Educational Courage. Recognition as an Apple Distinguished school underscores that our students demonstrate this value through critical thinking experiences and their curious pursuit of better understanding their world through reflection and reasoning.” – Patricia Sattler, Principal
The selection of Mercy High School as an Apple Distinguished School highlights our success as an innovator and a compelling learning environment that engages students, and provides tangible evidence of academic achievement. Mercy has been an Apple Distinguished School since 2013.
Mercy has a robust 1-to-1 student iPad program, 3 iMac Labs and offers coding and AP Computer Science courses. Mercy teachers are Apple Teacher certified and each one is supplied with iPad and MacBook. Classrooms are equipped with Apple TV and most teachers utilize Apple Classroom. Teachers use interactive apps that allow students to demonstrate their learning in various ways and require projects which are enhanced and transformed by digital art and media.
“We constantly look for meaningful and thoughtful ways to integrate technology across grade and subject areas, with the ultimate goal of preparing our students for future success.” - Christopher Janusch, Technology Integration Specialist & Apple School Manager
All students take Mercy’s active learning iExplore course which centers around projects that employ engineering principles. iExplore introduces students to coding with Swift Playgrounds and STEM experiences while delivering instruction through student-centered activities that focus on problem-solving and collaboration.
Mercy’s technology vision and goals are to cultivate and support active and collaborative learning, nurture creativity, enhance STEM curriculum, assist students in becoming adept communicators through multimedia rich tools, cultivate critical thinking, and develop responsible digital habits in line with our Mercy Values.
“It is exciting to have our commitment to evolving technology recognized in this way. At Mercy, we are proud our young women have the opportunity to be technology leaders in a collaborative learning community with dedicated educators.” – Dr. Cheryl Kreger, President
Read more here about Mercy High School's continual quest for innovative and transformational practices using educational technology.
About Mercy High School
Mercy High School, a Catholic college preparatory school immersed in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, educates and inspires young women of diverse backgrounds to lead and serve with compassion. Mercy is proud to educate women who make a difference from over 70 metropolitan Detroit communities since 1945. Visit mhsmi.org for more information. Mercy High School is located at 29300 W. 11 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48336.
Patricia Sattler, Principal
Christopher Janusch, Technology Integration Specialist