Education

ASMS Announces Virtual Summer Camps

May 7, 2021
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The Alabama School of Math and Science (ASMS) is launching two virtual summer camps available to sixth- through 12th-graders throughout Alabama. National Cybersecurity Teacher of the Year, ASMS instructor Deb Gray, is teaching a cybersecurity camp on June 21-25, which will culminate in a CyberPatriot competition. Participants will meet each day at 9 a.m.-2 p.m.,…

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Faith Academy Teacher Named Teacher Of The Year

May 7, 2021
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Faith Academy recently announced that Lindsay Storey has been named the Alabama Independent School Association Elementary Teacher of the Year. The second-grade teacher “has earned the respect of her students, parents and colleagues with her efficiency; her eagerness to go above and beyond; and, most importantly, the way she cares for her students,” the school…

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Denton Named State Outstanding Middle School

April 30, 2021
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Mobile’s Denton Magnet School of Technology was named Alabama’s Most Outstanding Middle School of the Year by the Alabama Technology Student Association (TSA). Denton students won eight first-place awards, three second-place and three third-place awards in a virtual competition as part of the association’s annual state conference, WKRG reported. Those who placed first will go…

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Local Student Wins $40,000-Per-Year Scholarship

April 30, 2021
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Mobile’s Alabama School of Mathematics and Science (ASMS) senior Anna Peeples from Baldwin County has been named a 2021 Cooke College Scholar. The only recipient from Alabama, Peeples will receive up to $40,000 annually to cover costs associated with an undergraduate education, be advised from foundation staff and have access to a network of active…

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Fairhope High Ranked No. 9 in State

April 30, 2021
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U.S. News & World Report ranked Fairhope High School No. 9 in Alabama in its 2021 rankings, AL.com reported. Rising from No. 12 in 2020, the school reports 1,689 students enrolled, a poverty level of 12% (direct certified) and 45% (free or reduced lunch eligible). Other numbers are from 2019: total school-level spending per student…

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USA Appoints Acting President

April 23, 2021
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The University of South Alabama (USA) has appointed its Executive Vice President John W. Smith as acting president while it searches for a successor to its outgoing president, Tony Waldrop, AL.com reports. Smith has been with the school since 2008, when he was hired as vice president for student affairs. He then served as special…

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Sports Academy Accredited from Business School Council

Sports Academy Accredited from Business School Council

April 23, 2021
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Daphne-based United States Sports Academy recently announced it became the first sports university to earn accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP accredits business education programs around the world at more than 1,000 campuses. The acceptance marks the culmination of a two-year accreditation process, which included an accreditation team of…

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USA Presidential Finalists Expected for Fall

April 16, 2021
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The University of South Alabama (USA) may introduce its fourth president next fall, based on recent discussions by the school’s board of trustees’ Executive Committee, AL.com reports. The Executive Committee ratified the Search Committee’s selection of higher-education search consultancy R. William Funk and Associates to produce a slate of finalists for the job. The firm…

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UM Online Launches Programs

April 9, 2021
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The University of Mobile (UM) has launched its “Online Programs” and is accepting applications for taking online programs leading to bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration, Psychology or Organizational Leadership, Patch reports. The courses are taught fully online in eight-week sessions for college students of any age. UM Online replaces the university’s age-limited adult degree programs.…

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Alabama School of Mathand Science (ASMS) Now Stem Certified

Alabama School of Math and Science (ASMS) Now Stem-Certified

April 9, 2021
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ASMS in Mobile is now among the few Cognia STEM-certified high schools in the state, Call News reports. The certification facilitates “organizational improvement that results in future readiness for all learners” and is based on research and evidence-based practices, Cognia said. ASMS had to demonstrate its performance in 16 standards within separate Cognia frameworks, including…

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