Advanced Coursework Network

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Youth learn to use power tools in DownCity Design’s “Build It!”

What is Advanced Coursework Network (ACN)?

Through the Advanced Coursework 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?

Rhode Island 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 after completing the course. PASA’s courses focus on building an array of career-specific and social-emotional skills among students. Each course has student-level goals that include a combination of content-specific learning outcomes and workforce skill building. All course content aligns with both Common Core State Standards and the State’s definition of career awareness and exposure programming. 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!

Enrollment open: Nov 1 – Jan 10

For register and view course descriptions, visit: ride.gosignmeup.com  

Questions about PASA’s ACN courses, contact:

Emily George

Special Projects Coordinator

401.490.9599 x113

egeorge@mypasa.org

Winter/Spring 2018 Courses

 

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

Jan 31 – Apr 12

3:00 – 4:30pm

Wanskuck Boys & Girls Club

550 Branch Ave. Providence

10th grade

and up

Center for Dynamic Learning: Mechanical Engineering for Change Tues & Thur

Jan 23 – Apr 12

3:30 – 5:15pm

Center For Dynamic Learning

1 Louisa Street, Providence

9th grade

and up

DownCity Designers – Build Studio Mon & Wed

Jan 29 – May 16

3:30 – 5:00pm

DownCity Design

425 West Fountain Street, Unit 110 Providence

9th grade

and up

Providence Public Library: Rhode Coders 2.0 Tues & Thur

Jan 16 – Apr 12

3:00 – 5:00pm

Providence Public Library

150 Empire St., Providence

6th grade

and up

The Arts
Center for Dynamic Learning: Performance & Social Change Mon & Wed

Jan 22 – Apr 4

3:30 – 5:15pm

Center For Dynamic Learning

1 Louisa Street, Providence

9th grade

and up

Business & Industry
Providence Public Library: Capturing My Interests (pending approval) Mon & Wed

Jan 17 – Apr 11

3:00 – 5:00pm

Providence Public Library

150 Empire St., Providence

9th grade

and up

Teaching
Roger Williams Park Zoo: Career Pathways, Environmental Education Tues & Thur

Jan 30 – Apr 12

3:00 – 5:00pm

Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex

182 Thurbers Ave Providence

10th grade

and up

Public Service
Young Voices: Leadership Transformation Academy Mon & Thur

Jan 29 – Apr 26

3:30-5:30

Young Voices

300 Weybosset St Providence

9th grade

and up

Youth In Action: Immersion I Mon & Thur

Jan 8 – Mar 22

4:00-6:00

Youth In Action

672 Broad Street Providence

9th grade and up
Youth In Action: Immersion II Mon & Thur

Jan 8 – Mar 22

4:00-6:00

Youth In Action

672 Broad Street Providence

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

Jan 10 – Mar 21

4:00 – 7:00pm

Youth In Action

672 Broad Street Providence

9th grade

and up

Youth In Action: Storytelling, Leadership & Change II Wed

Jan 10 – Mar 21

4:00 – 7:00pm

Youth In Action

672 Broad Street Providenc

Storytelling, Leadership & Change I

 


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