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In 2012, Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School was selected by U.S. News and World Report as a Silver Medal School, distinguishing it as one of the nation's top high schools.

 

Advanced Placement (AP) Classes:
Eight ;AP courses (Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Language, Literature, Physics, European and U.S. History are currently offered. The AP program enhances student preparedness for the rigors of college and students may receive college credit for AP classes. AP classes facilitate competitiveness in college and career. Weighted grades are given for accelerated classes.

Career Academies:
Brew Tech is home to eight career-based academies: Advertising Design, Aerospace Engineering, Architecture and Mechanical Design, Engineering, Building Sciences, E-Commerce, Information Technology, and Medical. All 9th-grade students participate in the Engineering Processing/Career Exploration before pursuing their chosen academy in grades 10-12. For more information click on the Academy link in the upper left hand column of the home page.

College Prep/Honors Courses:
A wide range of core subjects, which develop essential knowledge and skills, is available to all students. Academic classes are challenging, and require students to be focused, to think critically, and to develop good study and time management skills. Honors English, College-Prep Biology, College-Prep Chemistry, Speech and Debate and advanced mathematics classes are also offered. A heavy emphasis is placed on vocabulary, writing, and comprehension. The use of technology in all classes amplifies the math/logic-based thinking activities of the Brew Tech student. Teachers facilitate learning within the classroom through group projects and activities that seek to promote a team player environment.

ACCESS (Alabama Connecting Classrooms, Educators, & Students Statewide)
Is an education initiative of the state that provides opportunities and options for Alabama public high school students to engage in additional AP classes, foreign language classes, and other elective courses to which their school may not offer.

Distance Learning Lab (DLL):
We offer dual-enrollment classes through AUM for seniors. The Interactive Video Conference Lab (IVC) uses state of the art real-time.

Elective Courses:
Students may choose from several elective courses. These include art, computer applications, driver's education, health education, journalism, physical education, Spanish, and speech. Creative thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, and skills expansion are encouraged in all subject areas. Students are supported in their pursuits of individual product and theory development.

Graduation Requirements:
A minimum of 24 units is required for graduation. English 4; Math 4; Science 4; Social Studies 4; Foreign Language 2; PE 1; Art ½; Computer Application ½; Health ½; Other Electives 3.5.

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