Alexander City Colleges and Schools
Central alabama community college
Wherever you’re headed in life, you will get a strong start at Central Alabama Community College. CACC’s diverse programs and flexible scheduling provide a world of opportunity for state-of-the-art education and training for a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and life goals, which prepare you for a rewarding future.
Your world is shaped by who you are. Your college years are a primary force in shaping who you will become. Central Alabama Community College offers a wide range of athletics, organizations, arts, activities, and events - experiences designed to help you define who you are and decide where you want to go.
The focus of your college experience will, of course, revolve around strong academics and the unparalleled access to state-of-the-art technology, highly qualified faculty and the personal attention afforded by CACC’s intimate class sizes. But the growth that comes from discovering new interests, making new friends and exposing yourself to new experiences is equally important in unlocking your full potential.
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Alexander City School System
Benjamin Russell High School (BRHS) is the only high school located in the community of approximately 15,000 in Alexander City, Alabama. BRHS opened its doors in September of 1950 and was considered the most modern high school in Alabama. Mr. Robert Russell, son of Mr. Benjamin Russell, founder of Russell Corporation, felt the community needed a neutral site for students to attend. The cost of BRHS was well over a million dollars and was built without any state or federal money. It was totally funded by The Russell Educational and Charitable Foundation, Avondale Mills, and donations from public businessmen in town. Mr. Robert Russell named the school after his father in hopes of encouraging teenagers to attend and to graduate from high school.
Over 1000 students enter the doors each day at BRHS where academics are first and foremost. The number of students enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) English students has increased 300% in the past three years as well as significant increased numbers in AP Biology, Chemistry, History, and Math. The faculty maintains student centered classrooms where students are actively engaged and learning. Instructors focus more on constructing authentic, real-life tasks that motivate learner involvement and participation. BRHS administrators, teachers, and staff are committed to continue to produce fine outstanding young men and women who are ready for the next chapter of their lives.
BRHS has a long history of producing extraordinary athletes and has always been competitive in sports. Coach Hamp Lyon is credited with creating an excellent football atmosphere in Alexander City during his seventeen year stint as a football coach. Coach Steve Savarese molded BRHS into a football powerhouse during the 80’s and 90’s. Coaches Phil Lazenby and Willie Carl Martin carried on the tradition from the late 90’s and into 2006. Current Coach Danny Horn led the Wildcats to a Class 5A Region 2 Championship in 2012. Besides football, BRHS offers wrestling, basketball, golf, tennis, baseball, softball, and soccer. The community believes in and supports the BRHS Wildcats 100%.
Studies have shown that students who are involved in extracurricular activities enjoy school more and do better academically. BRHS offers a variety of clubs, teams, and organizations that students are encouraged to join that help assist them in becoming productive young adults.
The Alexander City Chamber Foundation, Inc. administers The Gateway to Education Scholarship Assistance Program. It provides up to sixty-four credit-hours of free college tuition to Benjamin Russell High School graduating seniors who meet the entrance requirements to Central Alabama Community College. The free tuition is available to students attending Central Alabama Community College in Alexander City.
Alexander City is a great place to live and raise children. As the demographics of the Alexander City community continues to become more diverse, BRHS remains committed to addressing its diversities, thereby preparing all students for success in life.