Mrs. Green is the Recipient of the 2021 AP Rural Fellows APSI Scholarship
Mrs. Green is now an official recipient of a 2021 AP Rural Fellows APSI scholarship and is approved to use her scholarship to register with a College Board endorsed AP® Summer Institute (APSI).
SHS and Mr. Avent win Lenovo Teacher GiveawayAdopt A Classroom.org is a national nonprofit that funds K-12 educators to purchase school supplies. Mr. Avent was selected as one of the $1000.00 winners of the Lenovo Teacher Giveaway!
Congratulations to Sulligent High School and Mr. Kurt Hankins!
Sulligent High School will receive a grant for the 2021-22 school year that will pay for additional curriculum in the high school and middle school computer science courses that will be used to supplement the A+ College Ready Materials.
Sulligent High School earns AP Computer Science Female Diversity AwardCongratulations! Sulligent High School has earned the College Board's AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for expanding young women’s access to AP Computer Science Principles (CSP). This award acknowledges 1,119 schools for their work toward equal gender representation during the 2019-20 school year—nearly 37% more than the 818 schools recognized last year. Yours is one of only 831 schools to be recognized for achieving this important result in CSP in the United States.
Sulligent is #1 in the Cash for College FAFSA Leaderboard!
Educators promote FAFSA completion to make post-secondary education accessible, affordable
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Jan. 6, 2021) – Alabama Possible, a statewide nonprofit that breaks down barriers to prosperity, today announced that 51 schools will receive the Best Hustle Award for successfully improving their early Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion by at least 10 percent from 2019 to 2020. Early completion is defined as completed during the first two months of the FAFSA cycle (i.e., October 1 to December 1). Schools that earned this recognition include:
Ashville High School
BB Comer Memorial High School
Bibb County High School
Brooks High School
Bullock County High School
Carver Senior High School (Montgomery)
Central High School (Phenix City)
Central High School (Rockford)
Central High School (Tuscaloosa)
Choctaw County High School
Clements High School
Cleveland High School
Colbert County High School
Colbert Heights High School
Crossville High School
Falkville High School
Fort Payne High School
Francis Marion School
Fruitdale High School
Fyffe High School
Gaston High School
Genesis Innovative School
Greensboro High School
Highland Home School
Lanier Senior High School
Locust Fork High School
Millry High School
Mountain Brook High School
Oneonta High School
Plainview High School
Ragland High School
Ranburne High School
Red Bay High School
Reeltown High School
Samson High School
Scottsboro High School
Section High School
Sheffield High School
Southside High School (Dallas County)
Spain Park High School
Spring Garden High School
Sumter Central High School
Theodore High School
Valley Head High School
Virgil Grissom High School
Wadley High School
Washington County High School
West Limestone High School
All the listed schools participate in the Alabama Goes to College campaign, which is coordinated by Alabama Possible. Cash for College, a component of the Alabama Goes to College campaign, works with school counselors, career coaches, and other educators at high schools across the state to equip students to continue their education after high school by completing their financial aid form.
More than 350 Alabama high schools participate in Alabama Goes to College. By December 1, 2020, nearly 12,000 Alabama high school seniors had already completed the FAFSA. Despite barriers caused by COVID-19, counselors and students know completing the FAFSA is the gateway to postsecondary financial aid.
“During these unprecedented times, we must not lose sight of the importance of equipping students with tools and resources for a postsecondary pathway,” said Chandra Scott, executive director of Alabama Possible. “We are encouraged by the number of schools that continue to assist their students in early FAFSA completion and we congratulate them on being recipients of the Best Hustle Award.”
Any student seeking federal or state financial aid – including grants, loans, and work-study programs – must complete the FAFSA. Most Alabama students qualify for Pell Grants of up to $6,345 per year. Students can use Pell Grants for two-year and four-year technical and academic programs. If you want to learn more about the FAFSA and Cash for College, visit alabamagoestocollege.org.
Alabama aims to add 500,000 individuals with valuable postsecondary credentials to its workforce by 2025, and Governor Kay Ivey’s Success Plus strategic plan recognizes the critical role that financial aid plays in making education after high school accessible and affordable.
Alabama Goes to College is a partnership between Alabama Possible and the Alabama State Department of Education, with the support of the Alabama Community College System and Alabama Commission on Higher Education.
About Alabama Possible
Alabama Possible is a statewide nonprofit organization that breaks down barriers to prosperity through advocacy, education, and collaboration. We influence public policy to ensure every high school graduate in our state can pursue a technical or academic credential after high school. Our programs connect Alabama’s educational leaders, students, and families with the resources necessary to cultivate a college-going culture and equitable educational attainment. For more information, visit www.alabamapossible.org.
A Vision with the Mission to Engage...
When given the wonderful opportunity to serve as the K-12 Librarian for Sulligent School this year, the focus was one thing...our students. How could we encourage students to utilize this wonderful place of print and digital resources more? How could we draw the students in so they could get the help they need to be successful?
When you walk into a place for the first time, what do you notice? For me, it's the atmosphere or environment. How does it make me feel? Is it inviting, comfortable, and can I do my best work here? The idea to update and renovate the library seemed like a perfect start.
As with any project, the first thing to consider is the cost. How in the world would there be money to do the things we so desperately wanted to give our students? The support of Mr. Herron, Mr. Chism, Mrs. Lacy, and the Board in beginning this endeavor was such a blessing and encouragement. With library funds nearly depleted for the last school year, I was encouraged to turn to the community with a fundraiser. Generous donations from Law Lamar, Danielle Roberts with Modern Woodman, Dr. Eric & Lindy Stanford, Joel and Shanna Collier, and others that wish to remain anonymous, brought this vision to life for our students. The renovations began this summer and are still ongoing. We decided to give the high school a bookstore/coffee shop feel to it. Open the windows, give students a relaxing place to work and learn, and provide them with the resources they need to be successful. In the elementary library, we added a “Central Park” scene reading area, a tree with foliage and fairy lights to give the atmosphere a magical feel, and another reading area that spotlights some of the students’ favorite books/authors.
The students’ reactions of joy and excitement are contagious with smiles that can brighten each day even more. They take such pride in being a part of the changes taking place. It’s wonderful to hear their ideas about things they would like to see or do in the libraries. I look forward to watching the students work together to give both libraries their own special touch.
Library Media Specialist K-12 / Access Facilitator