About Our Programs
Looking for Information About Our Magnet School, Performing Arts School or STEAM School? Click here!The Tuscaloosa City Schools offers students living in our attendance zones the opportunity to apply for admission into the Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools, featuring the International Baccalaureate Programme, The Alberta School of Performing Arts, and University Place schools featuring science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.Applications are available online and at schools during the month of January each year and are accepted until 3 p.m. on the last school day of January annually.
Tuscaloosa City Schools offers a wide array of educational opportunities for your student: from an expansive Pre-K program offered in all areas of town, to specialized curricular opportunities for learners to a host of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate offerings at the high school level. Our 23 sites serve students in Pre-K through 12th grade, where students have the opportunity to get hands-on learning at all grade levels. However, at the high school level, students can take courses from our $28 million state-of-the-art career technical facility.
Our work has been highlighted by award-winning programs:
- Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools-Elementary, a 2015 Blue Ribbon School recipient
- Oak Hill's Success Prep, a 2015 MAGNA Award winner
- HALT: Anti-Bullying program, a 2015 MAGNA Award winner
- HELP: Early Intervention program, a 2011 MAGNA Award winner
We are committed to ensuring that all of our schools have high-quality teachers in each classroom and administrators to lead those teachers as we educate your child. That's why in 2015, the board of education approved a widespread, long-range plan for the future that focuses on three areas: curriculum and instruction, human resources and construction.
We're changing the way we teach, but also the spaces in which we teach. The system is charting a new path forward by helping nearly a quarter of our teachers pursue National Board certification, in addition to the extensive professional development opportunities we offer monthly. That's why it's critical we recruit, reward and retain the best and brightest teachers for your child's classroom.
Additionally, this plan will bring new and updated school facilities online and upgrades to learning spaces over the next five years.
Tuscaloosa City Schools was reaccredited by AdvancED in 2014.