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The Enterprise School System is composed of one early childhood development center, five elementary schools, two junior high schools and one high school. Student enrollment in the entire system exceeds 6,000, with approximately 750 professionals and a support staff. The Enterprise City Schools were one of the first to be fully accredited by the Alabama Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Students consistently score above state and national averages on ACT and Stanford Achievement Tests.

Kindergarteners attend the Early Childhood Development Center. First through sixth graders attend one of five schools: Harrand Creek Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, Holly Hill Elementary, Pinedale Elementary or Rucker Boulevard Elementary. Seventh and eighth graders attend Coppinville Junior High and Dauphin Junior High. For more information, visit www.enterpriseschools.net.

All of the elementary and junior high schools focus on progressive education, high moral value and enable students to become productive and responsible citizens. The school system also focuses on the physical and emotional well-being of all its students. School cleanliness, security, a well-maintained bus service and an award-winning food service program are highlights within the school system. Special education programs are also available for the gifted and for those with physical or mental challenges.

Enterprise High School is rated one of the top 10 schools in Alabama. Seventy-five percent of all graduating seniors take college exams and 84 percent of graduates go on to post secondary education. Many of the students’ extracurricular activities have placed first in national competitions, making Enterprise High School the pride of all residents.

In 2010, the beautiful new Enterprise High School opened its doors. The new school is one of the largest in Alabama at more than 500,000 square feet and replaced the 50-year-old building that was destroyed by a tornado in 2007. The state-of-the-art facility features the latest technology and equipment offering the best possible learning environment.

Enterprise State Community College is focused on creating a total collegiate experience. Students have the opportunity to get involved with an assortment of student organizations, play on a variety of athletics teams or strut their stuff in an outstanding fine arts department. ESCC has locations in Enterprise and Fort Rucker, and offers classes online for convenience. The college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and grants associate in arts, associate in science and associate in applied science degrees, as well as various program certificates.

ESCC has been named a Top 120 Community College in the nation by the ASPEN Institute for two years in a row. Experienced instructors, opportunities for student involvement and convenient classes make ESCC a top choice when choosing to further your education.

ESCC students who transfer to a four-year institution have a better academic record the longer they attend ESCC. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution may prepare by taking courses necessary for any major field of study. Degree plans completed in accordance with the Statewide Transfer and Articulation Reporting Systems will transfer to a state public four-year institution. These students may take courses in the traditional classroom manner or through distance learning online.

The Alabama Aviation Center has maintained a proven reputation and an established tradition of providing excellence in aviation maintenance technology airframe and power plant for over 50 years. The AAC, a unit of Enterprise State Community College, is the only Federal Aviation Administration approved provider of aviation maintenance training in Alabama. The AAC has locations in Ozark, Andalusia, Mobile, Albertville and Decatur.

AAC also offers Avionics, which focuses on the electrical systems in the aviation field. All aviation programs offered by the college reflect current industry standards to ensure students are prepared for careers in the high growth aviation industry. Attending a school that has a statewide mission for aviation education broadens a student’s educational experience.

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