On February 20 Pam Williams (Instructional Support Specialist, ACHS), Ann Herndon (AP Teacher, ACHS), Wendy Powell (AP Teacher, ACHS), Priscilla Haynes (AP Teacher, ACHS), and Superintendent Scarlett M. Copeland presented at the 2014 Southern Regional College Board Forum. The presentation was entitled, “Bursting the Rural Bubble: Levering Opportunities for College Success.
This exhibition provided the opportunity to share with Georgia and 9 additional states what Appling County School District and Appling County High School are implementing to address college readiness for students. The highlights of the presentation for “Bursting the Rural Bubble” included the 3 R’s: Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships. The Rigor presentation included the districts process of Benchmarking K-12; Data Analysis/Disaggregation; and Leadership, Staff, and Instructional Support Specialist Collaboration. The Relevance and Relationships presentation included ACHS’s AP and Dual Enrollment Process; the Sophomore Project; S.T.E.M. Initiatives; and Junior Statesmen presentations.
The Southern Regional College Board is composed of 10 states including Georgia, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana. President and CEO, David Coleman stated, “the Southern Regional Forum offers a rare opportunity for you to meet with hundreds of your colleagues and join forces to inspire positive change in the world of education and the lives of your students.” The College Board Regional Forums gather Education professionals from across K–12 and higher education in education to share their insights and experiences on the following best practices: Improving college completion rates; using assessments to increase college and career readiness; delivering rigorous and advanced course work effectively; increasing access to opportunity for diverse student populations.