How We Achieve Excellence in Our School

A video contest for Alabama Public School Students in 6th-12th grade. Students produce a 30-to 60-second commercial or Public Service Announcement showing "How We Achieve Excellence in Our School." Postmark entries Feb. 2-April 10, 2015

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APT's IQ Learning Adventures

Project C: Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement is a series of live, interactive Electronic Field Trips. This year, season 2 begins as student reporters start a new journey to explore the links between social activism, democracy, and the legislative process.

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American Graduate Day

View Alabama Public Television's coverage of American Graduate Day including interviews and stories featuring Alabama's American Graduate partners.

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Prescription for Summer Reading

APT partnered with Reach Out and Read Alabama to promote its “Prescription for Summer Reading” project in partnership with Birmingham Public Libraries. APT broadcast spots throughout the summer encouraging children to visit their local library and participate.

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GED Resources

APT’s IQ Learning Network offers several resources for adult education and career training. Khan Academy micro lectures are available with topics such as K-12 mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, finance and art history. Workplace Essential Skills series teaches skills and attitudes necessary to get a job and succeed on the job. On the Job explores Alabama employment and training opportunities.

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What is American Graduate?

American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen is public media’s long-term commitment to supporting community-based solutions to the dropout crisis. Supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), more than 80 public radio and television stations including Alabama Public Television have joined forces with over 1,000 partners and at-risk schools across 30 states.


American Graduate Champion Carmelita Poindexter

Local preschoolers in Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity Calloway Head Start Center go for the Guinness World Record title for Largest Vocabulary Lesson. The 40 preschoolers will be among 4,000 children in 35 plus cities across 15 states and Washington, D.C. participating in a simultaneous vocabulary lesson. Carmelita Poindexter as the Child Development Services Director for JCCEO recognized the value of this opportunity, for vocabulary development is a priority to her and her staff, in helping at-risk children prepare for kindergarten and the rest of the their education.


Become an American Graduate Champion

Make the commitment to help all young people succeed by becoming or recognizing an American Graduate Champion.

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