Encouraging Academic Excellence

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Children today are growing up surrounded by technology. It only makes sense that technology should be a part of the classroom experience. Educators across America are taking measures to increase interactivity with students and enhance teaching styles using the internet and apps that allow children to learn at their own pace.

The Alliance is committed to promoting academic excellence in the United States, particularly among diverse and underserved populations. One of the schools they support is the Saint Edward School in Chicago, Illinois, which caters to students from preschool to eighth grade. The school places a strong emphasis on utilizing technology to prepare students for success in high school and beyond. Notably, the school boasts a 100 percent high school graduation rate, with many students furthering their education in college.

The faculty at Saint Edward School is skilled in integrating technology into their teaching methods to accommodate various learning styles and intelligences. Recently, the school upgraded its internet access and received a generous donation of 26 Chromebook laptops from the Alliance. This donation has allowed for expanded computer access in the fourth and fifth-grade classrooms, enhancing the learning experience for students and further supporting their educational journey.

The Alliance for Affordable Services has a long history of promoting education through various benefit programs. Beginning in 1996, the Alliance Scholarship Program offers up to four years of college scholarships. Then in 2012, the Career Education Grant Program was added to provide tuition assistance toward two-year technical or trade certification programs. Alliance support is also provided through donations of computers and office equipment to various organizations and through the creation of a website resource, AllianceCollegeGuide.com, offering access to planning tools and helpful information for college goers and their parents.