Troy University’s ACCESS Distance Learning Support Center highlighted Distance Learning Week with an open house for students, teachers and the public.
Troy University serves as one of three regional support centers for ACCESS (Alabama Connecting Classrooms, Educators and Students Statewide), an initiative begun by then-Gov. Bob Riley as a way to expand advanced placement courses to high schools based on TROY’s distance learning model. Administered by the Alabama State Department of Education, ACCESS offers 67 courses – including AP and foreign languages – to all high schools in the state. TROY’s Center supports the school systems in 27 counties and has enrolled some 13,000 high school students since August.