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Vicky Ozment
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Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment
Being rural but without borders is truly indicative of the exceptional opportunities that high schools students have in Talladega County to experience college readiness. Thirty-nine Talladega County teachers are College Board certified to teach Advanced Placement subjects. Twelve Advanced Placement courses are available to all students in each of our seven high schools. Additionally students have opportunities to take online Advanced Placement courses in foreign languages and social science electives. In addition to earning college credit through qualifying scores in Advanced Placement courses, Talladega County Schools have led the way in earning dual enrollment college credit for over twenty years, many students being able to graduate high school with a full year or more of college credits completed. The school district has dual and early college agreements with numerous two- and four- year colleges and universities across the state to enhance this highly successful opportunity for advancing educational endeavors of college readiness.

STEAM Opportunities

11 months ago

STEAM is an educational approach to learning that integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math for guiding students in authentic inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.  The Talladega County School System is #leadingtheway in providing programs and curriculum resources to support STEAM at all grade levels.

Coding


Students at every grade level participate in writing computer code.  The Talladega County Schools Coding Progression was developed by teacher leaders in our district.  Elementary students utilize a number of coding solutions including Code.org, Scratch Jr., Kodable, BeeBots, and Spheros to engage in computational thinking and Computer Programming practice.  Middle and high school students are engaged in more advanced coding opportunities through Code.org, JavaScript, VEX/BEST Robotics, Hummingbird, and Project Lead the Way.   Through coding, students develop the creativity and innovative skills critical for any career.


Robotics


All schools offer opportunities for students to learn basic programming skills through robotics.   The elementary schools offer robotics through clubs and afterschool programs. The middle and high schools embed robotics into the daily curriculum and compete with other schools across the state with robots that they build and program.


Makerspaces



Each of our schools has implemented a STEAM Lab and/or Makerspace.  These areas in the school are equipped with a variety of materials for students to create, invent, learn, and explore.  These spaces include 3D printers, art supplies, Legos, computers, robots, Snap Circuits, etc.  Students use these materials to design, build, and create innovative products.  Many of our schools employ a STEAM Teacher who leads students through rigorous STEAM Challenges to help build critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity skills as well as perseverance and risk taking.  Through these experiences, students are learning the engineering design process and exploring future career opportunities.