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PowerPoint from Melinda Maddox session--9/22/2015


Guidance Counselors – Please note that the Computer Programming BASIC (0.5 credit) course offered by ACCESS in past years has been replaced by Computer Programming I (1.0 credit), which meets the description for Intro to Computer Programming Concepts (#925622). The new course includes several updates. Computer Programming I now teaches Python and Java, the top two programming languages of 2015, rather than QBASIC. In addition, the use of a free Windows emulation system will reduce problems that some Mac OS students had with required software installations.

While the full course will prepare students well for the AP Computer Science course, students who may not be able to take the 1.0 credit option can get a good introduction to Python by completing the first 0.5 credit of the course.   
Please note that this course will require several free software installations over the duration of the course, so you may need to plan ahead with your technology coordinator. In addition, please note that the Chrome OS on Chromebooks DOES NOT meet the minimum requirements for this course.


***Registration for 2015-16 Fall/Spring is NOW OPEN***

And the Winner is...

The ACCESS (Alabama onnecting Classrooms, Educators, and Students Statewide) Distance Learning Program announces the winners of the Annual ACCESS Awards. The winners were recognized and presented their awards during the 2015 Alabama Educational Technology Conference Opening Session held at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex. Winners were selected by a panel from nominations sent in by the three ACCESS Support Centers at The University of Alabama, Troy University, and Madison City Board of Education. This year’s winners are:



Wes Rogers, Principal
Elmore County High School
Elmore County Schools



Andrea Perry, Counselor
Carver Middle School
Greene County Schools


Shelia Johnson
Ariton High School
Dale County Schools


Donovan Cleckley
Isabella High School,

  Chilton County Schools


Jacqueline (Jaci) Eckell
Retired Teacher, Lanett
City Schools

ACCESS Teacher Day at AETC

Thank you to each of you that attended the 2015 ACCESS Teacher Day. In order to assist us in planning for 2016, we ask that you please complete our survey by clicking here.



Be sure and visit our website at for the 2015-16 schedule and view the Video Archives of our 2014-15 virtual field trips!


Quick Links to Course Information

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Click Here for Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Single Page ACCESS Course Listings  **Updated 9/8/15**

Click Here for 2015-2016 Web-Based Course Catalog **Updated 10/30/15**

Click Here for Fall 2014-Spring 2015 8th grade Instructional Offerings

Click Here for 2015-2016 Textbooks at a Glance **Updated 10/23/15**

Click Here for Summer 2015 Courses


Credit Advancement Classes

ACCESS Distance Learning now provides Credit Advancement courses
in the following subjects:

Algebra I U.S. Government
Algebra II World History: 1500 to present
Algebra II with trigonometry U.S. History to 1877
Geometry U.S. History from 1877 to present
Algebraic Connections English 9
Precalculus English 10
Economics English 11
  English 12

Credit Advancement courses permit students to prove mastery in units, allowing them to move past units in which they are proficient and concentrate on units in which they need additional work. Successful completion of a Credit Advancement course allows students to move forward into the next course in the sequence of that content area. All ACCESS courses are free to students enrolled in Alabama public schools and on a fee basis for non-public school students. See your school counselor to register. Please note that ACCESS Credit Advancement courses are not approved by the NCAA for eligibility purposes.

2012-2013 Subject and Personnel Codes

Task Force on Distance and Blended Learning - ACCESS Plan 2011- 2016