Advanced Course Network

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What is Advanced CourseNetwork (ACN)?

Through the Advanced Course Network (ACN), a Rhode Island Department of Education Initiative, Rhode Island students have access to free advanced courses that enable them to graduate high school as college and career-ready individuals, with the skills, knowledge, college credits and/or industry credentials that match their interests. This exciting course catalog ranges from advanced placement, dual enrollment, concurrent enrollment, and career pathway course offerings. Coursework Network courses are offered by Rhode Island colleges and universities, community based organizations and other school districts at no cost

Who is ACN for?

R.I. High School students in participating schools (select courses available to middle school students)

What is PASA’s role in ACN?

As part of ACN, PASA offers a network of career exploration courses. Through these courses, students receive industry exposure and hands-on, work based learning expeirences. Youth also receive ½ or full high school credit through completion of the course.

PASA believes that by providing students with pathways of relevant, hands-on learning opportunities in real world settings, our ACN courses excite and engage Rhode Island’s high school students and set them up for success in school, higher education, career, and throughout life.

Register for Winter/Spring ACN courses, coming soon!

View all ACN courses on RIDE’s website:

Questions about PASA’s ACN courses, contact:

Emily George

Project Manager

401.490.9599 x113

Fall 2018 Courses

Course Schedule Location Prerequisites
Boys & Girls Club of Providence: MIT App Inventor Mon & Wed

Oct 1 – Jan 9

3:00 – 4:30pm

JSEC High School

182 Thurbers Ave., Providence

10th grade

and up

DownCity Designers – Design Studio Mon & Wed

Oct 1 – Dec 12

3:30 – 5:00pm

DownCity Design

425 West Fountain St., Unit 110 Providence

9th grade

and up

Providence Public Library: Rhode Coders 2.0 Tues & Thur

Sept 18 – Dec 20

3:00 – 5:00pm

Providence Public Library

150 Empire St., Providence

6th grade

and up

Business & Industry
Roger Williams Park Zoo: Exploring Environmental Careers Tues & Thur

Sept 18 – Dec 20

3:00 – 5:00pm

E-Cubed Academy

812 Branch Ave., Providence

10th grade

and up

AfterZone Internship: Youth Development Job Training Tues

Oct 2 – April 30



75 Carpenter St., Providence

9th grade

and up

Public Service
Young Voices: Leadership Transformation Academy Mon & Thur

Sept 17 – Dec 20


Young Voices

300 Weybosset St., Providence

9th grade

and up

Youth In Action: Immersion Mon & Thur

Oct 1 – May 17


Youth In Action

672 Broad St.,Providence

Storytelling, Leadership & Change
Youth In Action: Storytelling, Leadership & Change Wed

Oct 1 – May 17

4:00 – 7:00pm

Youth In Action

672 Broad St., Providence

9th grade

and up

Humanities & World Language
Brown University: After School Model United Nations Program Mon & Wed

Oct 1 – April 10

4:30 – 6:30pm

Brown University 9th grade

and up


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