Monroe County Schools

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Public Schools

Monroe County public schools are governed by the Monroe County Board of Education, consisting of five elected members and an appointed superintendent. The Monroe County Public School System consists of seven schools, a Career Technical Center and an alternative program. Student enrollment is 3,300 students. Monroe County Public School System’s Superintendent Greg Shehan is actively engaged in enhancing educational opportunities for the students of Monroe County. The Monroe County Public School System is academically sound and AdvancED accredited.

Monroe County Schools offer numerous Advanced Placement classes and Dual Enrollment classes.

Monroe County also offers diverse pathways for Career Technical Education. The school system offers various extracurricular activities including robotics. Students have been very successful in these programs.

Monroe County School System has upgraded the wireless connectivity for all schools because teaching through technology is the key to student success as they pursue careers and post-secondary education. All schools have computer labs and portable computer carts that enhance students’ education.

The Monroe County Board of Education is fully obligated to provide educational opportunities of highest quality and academic excellence in safe and orderly learning environments for all students. The Monroe County School System is preparing all students to achieve their highest potential as learners and citizens.

Private School

Monroe Academy, founded in 1969, is a private day school with approximately 380 students enrolled in K3 through 12th grade. The school is committed to “excellence in education in a Christian environment.” The feeling of family is deeply rooted in the school with many students representing third and even fourth generations enrolled at Monroe Academy.

Over the past 10 years, the school’s graduation rate has been 100 percent and in an average year, 95 percent of graduates enter college with 75 percent receiving scholarships. The school offers a diverse range of athletics, student activities and clubs, including band, team sports, chapel, fine arts and technology classes.

Monroe Academy also offers a fully accredited daycare program for 3- and 4-year-olds. The facility is self-contained on the Monroe Academy campus, and is open from 6:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Balanced and nutritional meals are provided to students, and each morning starts with devotion and morning prayer.

Higher Education

Coastal Alabama Community College, located in Baldwin, Mobile, Monroe, Clarke, Choctaw, and Escambia Counties in southwest Alabama, has campuses in Bay Minette, Atmore, Brewton, Fairhope, Gulf Shores, Monroeville, Thomasville, and Gilbertown and other instructional sites at the Academy at the Fairhope Airport, the Aviation Center at Brookley Field, the Jackson Center, the North Baldwin Center for Technology, the South Baldwin Center for Technology, and Fountain Correctional Facility. The Bay Minette campus is the regional administrative campus.

Coastal Alabama Community College is a public two-year institution, a member of the Alabama Community College System and governed by the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees. The Alabama Community College System consists of 23 comprehensive community colleges, and technical colleges; Marion Military Institute; and the Alabama Technology Network, an extensive workforce development initiative. Coastal Alabama was formed through the consolidation of Alabama Southern Community College, Faulkner State Community College and Jefferson Davis Community College. Dr. Craig Pouncey is the president of Coastal Alabama and has served as president since October 2019.

Coastal Alabama Community College provides broad access to quality, affordable educational opportunities through a variety of instructional strategies in diverse learning environments that promote economic growth and enhance the quality of life for a global community.

Today, Coastal Alabama Community College services nearly 9,000 square miles in southwest Alabama and offers more than 100 programs of study. Coastal Alabama Community College serves a current combined enrollment of more than 10,000 students across all eight campus locations. With locations in six counties, Coastal Alabama provides accessible, quality educational opportunities. The College continues to be a strong partner in its local communities and continues to answer the needs of business and industry in lower Alabama.

Coastal Alabama has Alabama’s lowest tuition. And, thanks to state legislation, academic classes taken at Coastal Alabama are guaranteed to transfer to public universities across the state. Many private schools also have entered into agreements to accept transfer credits. Whether a student is seeking seated or online classes, Coastal Alabama’s flexible class schedule provides options for students.