Seamless Alignment and Integrated Learning Support (SAILS)
SAILS is a high school/community college collaboration.
What is SAILS?
SAILS introduces the college Support Math curriculum in the high school senior year. By embedding the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Learning Support Math program in the high school Bridge Math course, students can get a head start on their college career. Students who successfully complete the program are ready to take a college math course, saving them time and money while accelerating their path to graduation.
The SAILS model utilizes a hybrid format of blended learning. Software is used to provide continuous assessment and instant feedback, allowing teachers to focus on individual assistance. By incorporating a diagnostic assessment into the program, students receive an individualized program of study which allows them to concentrate on improving their deficiencies needed for college readiness. Students will be fully engaged, working online while receiving help from their teachers when they encounter difficulty.
Why should I take a SAILS course?
In a SAILS classroom, students who have struggled in math can become successful. The program blends online instruction with individual assistance to give students the help they need. Students in SAILS save both time and money, gaining up to three semesters and saving in college tuition. Students completing the program in the fall are eligible to take a college-level math class in the spring and may qualify for Dual Enrollment Grant funds.