Students Using Summer to Get a Jump Start on College
A+ College Ready kicks off Summer NMSI Teacher Trainings this week
A+ College Ready hosted four Days of NMSI Teacher training/LTF for 285 Alabama teachers from middle and high schools throughout Alabama this week. The training, held at Vestavia Hills High Schools, included the roll out of six Pre AP courses that are built around rigorous NMSI lessons and assessments and align with Alabama’s College and Career Ready standards and ACT’s Quality Core End of Course tests adopted by the state. The six Pre AP courses are English 9 and 10, Biology and Chemistry, Algebra 1 and Algebra 2. Click here
to check the courses out and to learn more about upcoming NMSI teacher training/LTF
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Employment Opportunities at A+ College Ready
A+ College Ready has two exciting job opportunities available. Click here for links to Job descriptions for the Chief Academic Officer position and the Director of Training.
Interested parties should send letter of interest and resume to Mary Boehm at firstname.lastname@example.org
by July 1, 2013
for Chief Academic Officer information
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NMSI AP English Teacher of the Year Zestlan Simmons
The National Math and Science Initiative recognized Zestlan Simmons
as its AP English Teacher of the Year
last week in Dallas, Texas, for demonstrating excellence and effectiveness in her Advanced Placement (AP) Language and Composition course.
"Very few teachers of my acquaintance fall into the same category with Ms. Simmons," wrote Diann Frucci, English content director for A+ College Ready and 2012 NMSI All American Teacher of the Year
, in her recommendation letter for Ms. Simmons. "The same standards she sets for students, she models for them."
New NMSI President Mentions A+ College Ready Success Story Rudy Davis
In today's ED Week commentary
new NMSI President, Sara Martinez Tucker, shines a light on the problems the nation is facing in education. She uses the success of Rudy Davis, former A+ College Ready AP student at Minor High School, as an example of how STEM learning can help us grow as a nation in today's learning enviroment.
Dr. Alison Grizzle Name Alabama's 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Alabama's 2013-14 Teacher of the Year, Dr. Alison Grizzle.
Dr. Grizzle has been an AP Statistics teacher in the A+
College Ready Program at PD Jackson Olin High School for the past two years. This year she is teaching 28 AP Stats students at and next year enrollment in her class doubled. Clearly this gifted and passionate teacher inspires students to trust and follow her – even into a course they know will be extremely challenging.
Just a day after winning this highest award, Alison was back in the classroom giving her students final guidance before their AP exam. And she spent several Saturday’s this spring teaching AP Stats students from all over the state at A+ Saturday Student Study sessions - extending her reach far beyond her own classroom.
A+ College Ready is very lucky to have Alison Grizzle in our Program. We wish Alison and her students the best of luck!
In 2008, following a highly competitive application process, A+ College Ready was the recipient
of a $13.2 million grant from the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) to establish the
Advanced Placement Training and Incentive Program (APTIP.) Click the logo to learn more about NMSI.