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Rob Dominguez, Altamont’s Director of Education Technology, was prepared for the worst.
The school’s switch to distance learning resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak may have been a bit easier because as he says, “I saw it coming.”
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Nurses enthusiastically hold two thumbs up after receiving their brand new face shields. Photo via Rita Goyal.
By now you’ve no doubt come across *inventive* ways people across the globe are combatting
shortages of face masks while fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how students at The Altamont School in Birmingham have created the ultimate crafty solution. Continue reading “See how Birmingham students are supplying healthcare workers with face shields”
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When you visit
The Altamont School website, one of the most impressive web pages about the prestigious independent school on Birmingham’s Southside is tucked away under the category “College Counseling.”
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Lily’s 9th Annual Soccer-Golf tournament benefiting pediatric cancer awareness is going to be held at Altamont School’s Lily Field. Photo from Lily Soccer-Golf Facebook page
On Sunday, November 3rd, soccer players and fans throughout Birmingham and Central Alabama are invited to play the
9th Annual Lily Soccer-Golf Tournament at Lily Field (1220 50th Street South Birmingham 35222), Altamont School’s home soccer field, between 1:00pm to 3:30pm.
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Rita and Shawn Goyal deliver water filtration units to Puerto Rico . Photo courtesy of Rita Goya.l
Rita Goyal thought her son Shawn, a student at
The Altamont School, was going to just “check the box” when he was looking for an Eagle Scout project in 2017.
Continue reading “Son encouraged to “dig deeper” at The Altamont School. Now he is bringing clean water to the world.”
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The Altamont School’s director of
summer programs, Dr. Josh Barnard, describes summer learning loss – the loss of academic skills and knowledge over the course of summer break – as “every teacher’s bane.”
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Silicon Valley Fall Project Week trip at Golden Gate Bridge. The Altamont School will be hosting an Open House on Sunday, April 14 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. where families can learn more about Fall Project Week trips and other unique educational experiences the school offers. Photo from The Altamont School.
As Birmingham-area families transition back to school this week after a (mostly) sunny spring break, students at
The Altamont School are already looking ahead to next school year and a weeklong adventure of a different sort. Just before spring break, upper school students at Altamont signed up for what the school calls “Fall Project Week” trips.
Continue reading “Silicon Valley, Greece or MIT could be in your child’s future. Find out about Fall Project Week at The Altamont School- Open House on April 14.”
Ryan James teaches the programming language Scratch to Iman Zuberi, Mason Coleman and Madeleine Beckwith. Photo courtesy of The Altamont School
The Altamont School’s computer science (CS) curriculum was introduced three years ago, there has been an explosion of interest and growth. Nearly a third of the school’s student body takes a CS class.
Continue reading “Four things to know about the highly acclaimed computer science curriculum at The Altamont School”
On stage at Altamont School, (L to R) Arthur Anders, Mayor Randall Woodfin, Matthew Mugweru, Lewis Rand, and Sophia Sultan . Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
On Wednesday, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin addressed a school-wide Black History Month Assembly at
The Altamont School.
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From the left, Altamont Miree Leadership director – Katherine Berdy talking with Altamont Eleanor Roth, Sameer Sultan and Jaye Conn. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
Are leaders born or made? Students at
The Altamont School strive to answer that question through participation in the school’s C. Kyser Miree Ethical Leadership Center.
Continue reading “Meet three Altamont School students who are changing the world”
Class of 2018 at John Carroll Catholic High School. Photo via John Carroll Catholic High School.
For parents, there will always be a debate about the best way to do things when raising your children. One never-ending debate among parents is whether to send their kids to a high school that is public or private. If you are leaning toward private school, here are five of the top-rated private high schools in Birmingham.
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The Altamont School’s Abby Lee . Photo courtesy of The Altamont School.
Can one person change the future of seven billion?
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“Darter Fish Sticks” by students from Casey Gillespie’s art class at The Altamont School. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
Did you know that three of the rarest fishes on planet Earth reside here in Birmingham and Jefferson County?
Continue reading “Celebrate and support the rarest fishes on Planet Earth at Darter Festival 2018”
Cahaba Lilies on the Black Warrior River – Cahaba Lily ( Hymenocallis coronaria), in the Black Warrior River prior to its impoundment, Squaw Shoals, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, 4 June 1913. Photograph by Roland Harper, from the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama.
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