Curriculum Programs in Alabama
A new approach to career and technical education that combines college-readiness academic content with hands-on, project-based assignments centered on a modern-day career focus. Advanced Career helps prepare more students for as many options as possible after high school: a high-value job, college, community college or technical school. State teams worked with SREB to develop four-course sequences of study in career areas important to their states.
Number of schools in Alabama implementing Advanced Career programs:
Aerospace Engineering: 2
Energy and Power: 3
Alabama Teachers trained: 5
Go Alliance Academy
Strives to increase the postsecondary education and career success of all students by providing timely and relevant professional development in college and career readiness to school counselors, teachers, principals, career coaches and college access advisors.
Alabama participants in Go Alliance Academy.
Go Alliance Representative: Meg Smith, Alabama Department of Education
SREB Readiness Courses: Math Ready and Literacy Ready
Courses specifically designed to help underprepared students succeed in high school and postsecondary study.
Ready for postsecondary study: Courses to teach young adults the reading, writing and math skills they must have to succeed in college. The classes are taught in an engaging way that leads students to learn and think independently, read for information and solve problems.
XX Alabama teachers participated in summer training in 2016.
Ready for high school: New courses for the transition from middle grades to high school. Underprepared students take the classes in eighth or ninth grade.
Alabama is one of five states to pilot Ready for High School Literacy and Ready for High School Math in the 2016-17 school year.