WiFi on the Go is a new program offered to parents of students and all employees in Athens City Schools. Partnering with T-Mobile, LeanStream is able to make portable hotspot devices available to employees and parents of students at a special cost and offers unlimited data and internet with no data throttling or deprioritization. Learn more now!
Meet Elle Power, a third grade blended student at ARS. For Elle, it's not homeschooling; it's schooling at home. While every student is unique, Elle's story is a terrific example of what blended learning can look like for elementary aged students. We are grateful to her family for sharing. Read her story here.
LeanStream is a new online fundraising platform that features a "Needs Gallery" where teachers, support organizations and schools can post classroom, program or other institutional needs. Then, our school community can donate to help meet these needs. It is quick, easy, straightforward and transparent. Learn more now!
Upcoming Open House for Prospective Families
Tuesday, March 5th and Thursday, March 14th at 5:30 p.m. at the ARS Campus 405 South Street East, Athens, AL 35611. Choose just one night and feel free to bring your family.
FAME Information Sessions – January 29 in Huntsville OR January 31 in Decatur at the Robotics Technology Park across from the Calhoun campus
EPIC Information Sessions – February 5 in Huntsville New Building OR February 7 in Decatur at the Advanced Technology Center on campus
We are now accepting applications for our F.A.M.E. (Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education) program and our NEW EPIC (Excellence in Process Industrial Controls) program. The application deadline is March 15. These fields are in high demand with great earning potential. If you have students interested, please share this information with them. Attached are flyers and below are more details with links to our website and program applications. If you’d like for us to come share this information with your students, please simply email us back.
The Alabama F.A.M.E. (Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education) Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program (AMT) includes a two-year technical Associate degree that combines cutting-edge curriculum that supports advanced manufacturing technology, paid working experience, along with learning highly sought after business principles and best practices of a world class manufacturer. Students make around $13.55 per hour and many are hired by the company upon graduation.
FAME Information Sessions – January 29 and 31
The Excellence in Process Industrial Controls (EPIC) program at Calhoun Community College combines an Associate of Applied Science degree in Process Technology with two years of paid, related co-op work experience with a sponsor company. Students accepted in this competitive program typically attend class at Calhoun Community College two days per week and work on-site with a local employer three days per week. There is a high demand for process technicians. Alabama ranks fourth in the nation for the highest concentration of chemical plants and system operators with an average salary of $67,930 with the 90th percentile in the $90,000 range not including overtime or benefits, which also comes in at fourth in the nation.
EPIC Information Sessions – February 5 and 7
ARS Schedule 2018-2019
ARS Learning Pathways 2018-2019