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Apple Distinguished School 2022


The Fletcher School named Apple Distinguished School

Charlotte, NC — October 10, 2022 —The Fletcher School is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School from 2022–2025 for its innovative use of technology to meet the needs of students with learning disabilities and differences. 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.

John Nussbaumer, Fletcher’s Assistant Head of School, noted, “Recognition as an Apple Distinguished School speaks to the quality of instruction and programming achieved in each classroom. Thank you teachers for helping each student identify technology usage that promotes individual learning and growth.”

The selection of The Fletcher 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.

Thank you to our Fletcher faculty and staff who served on the committee: Jacqueline Peebles, Lizzie Hall, Shannon Nichols, Tracy Kendrick, Will Cook, and Heather Ramsey.

About the Fletcher School:
Founded in 1982, The Fletcher School is an independent, kindergarten-twelfth grade, college preparatory school serving approximately 270 students across the Charlotte region. The bright, talented, and often gifted students learn in small, structured classes with a 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio. Instruction is sequential, cumulative, and repetitious in order for students to achieve mastery and to mainstream into elementary, secondary, and post-secondary academic environments. The Rankin Institute, created in 2004 and operated through The Fletcher School, is a community resource providing education and resources to teachers, professionals, and parents beyond those directly involved with the academic programs at Fletcher. To learn more, visit

For more information about technology at The Fletcher School, please visit our website and review our Apple Distinguished School application.

Press contact:
School representative: Jennifer Brost
Title: Director of Advancement


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