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The VISION of the Alexander City Schools is to produce graduates that are successful and empowered to compete globally based upon their own unique talents and interests.
The MISSION of the Alexander City Schools is to provide a safe and inviting learning environment with high expectations for ALL, while focusing on the development of the whole child - academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.
Jim Pearson Elementary School is a public Title I school that serves primary students (PreK-2) who live in the Alexander City School District. Students living outside the district have the opportunity to attend with paid tuition. Our facility, located on Scott Road, houses 4 Pre-K classes, 14 kindergarten, 14 first grade and 14 second grade classrooms, along with a gymnasium, media center and enrichment classrooms for music, science, art, and technology. Our child-friendly atmosphere hosts a family garden in our courtyard.
Jim Pearson Elementary School, which began in 1972, has a long history of excellence in learning. From being named a Blue Ribbon School to our Kindergarten winning the Economics Award for the state of Alabama, our school has always been recognized for student learning. Currently, Jim Pearson is a Leader in Me school and received Lighthouse status. With 100% of highly-qualified teachers, our faculty and staff continue our tradition of excellence by maintaining high expectations with our primary focus on instruction, student learning and leadership.
Core Values/Beliefs – WHAT we stand for & HOW we behave as an organization.
1. Student-Centered Focus
2. High Expectations for All
3. Respect for All
4. Safe, Positive, & Nurturing Learning Environment
5. Equity for All
6. Well-Trained, Highly Qualified, & Professional Staff
7. High Character & Integrity
8. Caring, Compassionate, & Courteous Staff
9. Openness and Transparency
William L. Radney Elementary serves the 5th and 6th grade students of Alexander City. We are a school of 37 faculty and staff members that are devoted to the academic, social, and emotional growth of all students under our care. We address the needs of our students by offering a solid core curriculum that is integrated with 21st Century skills that will prepare students for success after they leave William L. Radney Elementary School(RES).
Alexander City Middle School serves the 7th and 8th grade students of Alexander City. We are a school of 41 faculty and staff members that are devoted to the academic, social, and emotional growth of approximately 450 middle school students. We address the needs of our students by offering a solid core curriculum that is integrated with sports and extra-curricular offerings. Our extra-curricular activities are supported by our community through attendance at events and partnerships. We have an extensive Parks and Recreations Service that offers a large variety of little league sports that feed into our middle school program. We also partner with the Civitan, Lions and Kiwanis Clubs of Alexander City by sponsoring Junior chapters of their organizations here at Alexander City Middle School.
Academically we offer English Language Arts, Math, Science, and the Social Sciences to our students. We also offer 7th and 8th grade Honors English Language Arts, Honor's Life & Physical Science. 7th grade Honors Math, and 8th grade Algebra I for our accelerated students. We offer Intervention classes to support our students that require remediation in reading and math. Our students are able to take several elective classes and we plan to offer many more in the near future. During the 2015-2016 school year students will be offered the following elective courses: Art, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) which includes Introduction to Robotics, Automation and Robotics, and Design and Modeling, Career Explorations, Drama, Beginner and Advanced Band, and Music. Our teachers are dedicated to the improvement of their practice and its impact on student achievement. They are trained in the use of the methods of the Alabama Reading Initiative and the Alabama Math Science and Technology Initiative. We participate in the quarterly meetings of the College and Career Readiness training sponsored by the Alabama State Department of Education. Teachers receive on average 30 hours of professional development per year. This professional development ranges in topics from instructional strategies to classroom management to using technology efficiently in the classroom. Professional development is individualized for the needs of the teacher as well as prescribed for the faculty as a whole. We engage in vertical planning with teachers from William L. Radney School and Benjamin Russell High School. We have 1 teacher that is a trained presenter for the Alabama Learning Exchange in the area of the use of iPads in the classroom.
We try to address the whole child while preparing them to be successful in the world beyond Alexander City.
Benjamin Russell High School (BRHS) is the only high school located in the community of approximately 15,000 in Alexander City, Alabama. BRHS opened its doors in September of 1950 and was considered the most modern high school in Alabama. Mr. Robert Russell, son of Mr. Benjamin Russell, founder of Russell Corporation, felt the community needed a neutral site for students to attend. The cost of BRHS was well over a million dollars and was built without any state or federal money. It was totally funded by The Russell Educational and Charitable Foundation, Avondale Mills, and donations from public businessmen in town. Mr. Robert Russell named the school after his father in hopes of encouraging teenagers to attend and to graduate from high school. Over 1000 students enter the doors each day at BRHS where academics are first and foremost. The number of students enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) English students has increased 300% in the past three years as well as significant increased numbers in AP Biology, Chemistry, History, and Math. The faculty maintains student centered classrooms where students are actively engaged and learning. Instructors focus more on constructing authentic, real-life tasks that motivate learner involvement and participation. BRHS administrators, teachers, and staff are committed to continue to produce fine outstanding young men and women who are ready for the next chapter of their lives.
The Alexander City Chamber Foundation, Inc. administers The Gateway to Education Scholarship Assistance Program. It provides up to sixty-four credit-hours of free college tuition to Benjamin Russell High School graduating seniors who meet the entrance requirements to Central Alabama Community College. The free tuition is available to students attending Central Alabama Community College in Alexander City.
- ALEXANDER CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION