The Alabama Connecting Classrooms, Educators and Students Statewide, or ACCESS, is a website dedicated to improving the quality of education for high school students. It is a distance learning program, meaning that all of the courses are conducted online, with teachers and other students at differing locations. The program seeks to utilize technology to not only bring the educational system into the 21st century, but to offer advancement, enrichment, and remediation as well. The program is active in all counties of Alabama. Students are exposed to new technology, and are able to receive more individualized instruction. They can also work at their own pace.
The teachers of the ACCESS program are all highly qualified, certified teachers. This program offers teachers an opportunity to utilize the available technology to enhance the classroom experience. It gives them tools that they otherwise would be without. Links are provided that enable online teachers to communicate and collaborate with other online teachers. I will be working as an elementary teacher, but ACCESS will be a wonderful resource to have, and I certainly will give parents the information about this site.