Extreme Networks, Inc. will honor Eufaula City Schools as the latest recipient of the Extreme Exemplary School Award.
Winners are chosen each quarter based on their steadfast commitment to implementing a personalized digital learning environment for every student, while embodying the best in American education by successfully engaging students in 1:1 or mobile learning.
Recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the “Top 100” schools in the United States, Eufaula City Schools offer students a robust set of programs including enrichment electives, credit recovery, robotics and its award-winning Career Academy.
Eufaula continually puts enhanced digital learning at the forefront of the curriculum, preparing students for today’s higher education and workforce environment. To improve the digital learning experience for over 2,700 students and 300 teachers, Eufaula deployed ExtremeWireless™, ExtremeManagement™ and ExtremeAnalytics™ to deliver reliable, high-density Wi-Fi within classrooms and its new indoor athletic practice facility.
Specifically, Extreme’s solutions helped to improve Eufaula’s new $3.2 million athletic facility by transforming it into a technology hub. These solutions also supported Eufaula’s unique curriculum offerings, including its drone pilot licensing program, which allows students to earn their FAA pilot’s license, and its coding curriculum, which was awarded the 2017 Champion for Computer Science award by Code.org.
The Exemplary School Award is presented to schools that meet the following criteria:
- Stimulate 24×7 Learning: To meet the demands of today’s competitive global economy, schools must create lifetime learners. To promote this concept and qualify for the Extreme Exemplary School Award, a school must institute a 1:1 or Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) mobile learning environment.
- Facilitate Individual Instruction: Learning is not a one-size-fits-all environment. Networks and resources must be empowered to permit personalized digital learning.
- Encourage Curricular Growth: To meet the demands of curricular change, a district must implement an infrastructure that readily adapts to curricular needs. Everyone learns differently, and the network must be prepared to meet the growing requirements of eBooks, streaming video and blended or flipped learning.
“Eufaula City Schools is honored to receive the Extreme Exemplary School Award. Our faculty and staff are passionate about improving students’ experiences in the classroom and on the field,” said Todd Watkins, director of technology and innovation at Eufaula City Schools. “We’re always looking for ways to develop innovative approaches to teaching and learning through technology, such as our latest drone program. Extreme has always supported our mission by enabling us with reliable and strong connectivity solutions and without its exceptional customer support and dedication, our district would not be where we are now.”
“We’re proud to recognize Eufaula City Schools for their hard work and dedication in investing in digital learning to enhance student learning,” said Robert Nilsson, director of vertical solutions at Extreme Networks. “At Extreme, we take pride in delivering wireless networking solutions that enable technology adaption to help schools create the best education experience.”