The Barton Academy for Advanced World Studies is a perfect match to Mobile’s past and future. Mobile has been a player in global commerce since its beginnings as an internationally diverse colonial port more than 300 years ago. Today, links to businesses all over the world are even more critical to the area’s growth.
In addition to providing a world-class education, the school will make Mobile a more attractive site for international investment and jobs. For students, Barton will pave the way for entrance to the finest universities worldwide and prepare them to succeed in a globally connected and interdependent world.
Barton Academy: Public Education - Founded & Reimagined
The Mobile County Public School System, with the tremendous support of the Barton Academy Foundation, is thrilled to reopen Barton Academy’s doors to students in August 2021 and serve 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 will be reopened to students as a model for 21st century learning with a focus on global studies and entrepreneurship, taught through a project-based curricular approach. The Barton Academy for Advanced World Studies' curriculum will include courses with a focus on global studies, languages, entrepreneurship, and fine arts to enhance the advanced core course offerings. Barton will house numerous innovative labs including collaborative, emerging technologies, and STEM among many additional experiences to prepare our students for their future.
Barton Academy for Advanced World Studies: Theme and Instructional Emphasis
Students will engage in project-based and advanced curricula that prepares students 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
Honors/Advanced Core Courses
World Languages- French, German, Spanish, Latin, and/or Mandarin Chinese (some offered face-to-face and others offered online)
Electives, Extra-Curricular, and Unique Opportunities:
Instrumental Music, Art, Chorus, Music Production/Business, Global Studies, Business Tech, Entrepreneurship, Geography, Career Prep, STEM, Innovative Labs- Collaborative Lab, Emerging Technologies (VR/AR, 3D Design), Recording Studios, Sports, Project-Based and Blended Learning;
Flexible scheduling to optimize and personalize student experiences!