ACCESS Virtual Learning (Alabama Connecting Classrooms, Educators and Students Statewide), is an initiative of the Alabama Department of Education. Its primary goal is to provide equal access to high quality instruction and to improve student achievement through distance learning opportunities. Toward this goal, Alabama students (grades 7 - 12) can participate in Advanced Placement (AP), Foreign Language, and other courses which otherwise may not be available to them. This is accomplished through:
- rigorous digital courses aligned with the Alabama Course of Study
- Alabama certified teachers hired by the support centers
- cooperation between participating schools and regional support centers
- trained school-based facilitators
- school-based computer equipment available to participating students
All this is provided at no cost to the (public) student. Private school students may take ACCESS courses for a fee. Students are enrolled in ACCESS courses by the local school counselor.
The goal of ACCESS Virtual Learning is to create equity by offering digital distance educational opportunities to all Alabama public high school students.
The mission of ACCESS Virtual Learning is to provide an infrastructure that delivers equitable, quality learning opportunities for all citizens.
The State of Alabama provides equal access to high-quality instruction to improve student achievement through distance learning.