Barton Academy: Public Education - Founded & Reimagined
The Mobile County Public School System, with the tremendous support of the Barton Academy Foundation, is thrilled to have reopened Barton Academy’s doors to Mobile County students in grades 6 through 9. Barton Academy was originally built in 1836 and became Alabama's first public school. The school's doors reopened in August 2021. The Barton Academy for Advanced World Studies' project-based curricular approach serves as a model for 21st century learning and includes courses with a focus on global studies, world languages, entrepreneurship, STEM, and fine arts to enhance our advanced core course offerings. Barton houses numerous collaborative spaces including a student ideation lounge, Exploration Lab, board room, and STEAM lab. Our faculty and staff values providing a variety of opportunities and experiences to our students to prepare them for their future. Our unique location in the heart of Downtown Mobile affords our students and teachers the opportunity to connect with our local community and explore our city and surroundings through walking field trips. Adventure awaits under the Barton dome!
Barton Academy for Advanced World Studies: Theme and Instructional Emphasis
Students will engage in project-based and advanced curricula that prepares them to be productive contributors to the 21st century global community by gaining an international perspective through the advanced study of languages, global cultural studies, fine arts, and entrepreneurship.
Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge. www.pblworks.org
Elements of an Entrepreneurial Mindset: Problem Solving, inquiry, reflection, continuous learner, self-efficacy, creativity, communication, collaboration, failing-forward. www.entre-ed.org