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1 Magnum Pass, Mobile
The Mobile County Public School System has the state’s largest Advanced Placement program. The system provides services to nearly 60,000 children each year, making it the largest public school system in the state and one of the 50 most populous in the country. The system has two International Baccalaureate high schools and a magnet program serving students in K-12.
The Regional School for the Deaf and Blind and Augusta Evans Special School offer ser-vices to special-needs students.
There are three additional public school systems in Mobile County – Chickasaw, Saraland and Satsuma.
New students enrolling in a public school should bring their parent or legal guardian, a photo ID, two proofs of residence and the student’s social security card, birth certificate, certificate of immunization and report cards. Immunizations are required for Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Rubella, Measles and Mumps.
Entrance age requirements: Any child who will be five or six years old on or before Sept. 1 is eligible for kindergarten or first grade, respectively.
1255 Dauphin St., Mobile
The Alabama School of Mathematics and Science attracts some of the brightest high school sophomores, juniors and seniors from all parts of the state and offers outreach programs for local students and schools.
The area has a large parochial school system operated by the Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile, including McGill -Toolen Catholic High School, St. Mary’s Catholic School and Little Flower Catholic School. Many other schools are operated through churches or private boards. In all, there are more than 40 private and denominational schools in Mobile.
Mobile Area Chamber member private and parochial schools include:
352 Government St., Mobile
There are eight elementary schools and one high school in Mobile County.
Pre-K (3&4), K – 8
2103 Government St., Mobile
Grades 9 – 12
1501 Old Shell Road, Mobile
Pre-K – 12
3975 Japonica Lane, Mobile
Grades K – 8
107 N. Lafayette St., Mobile
Grades Pre-K – 12
161 Dogwood Lane, Mobile
Grades Pre-K – 12
65 N. Mobile St., Mobile
The Mobile area is home to several four-year institutions and two-year community colleges and career training establishments.
4000 Dauphin St., Mobile
Spring Hill College, founded in 1830, is one of the nation’s oldest Jesuit institutions. Recognized as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the South, it offers graduate programs in business administration, theology, liberal arts, nursing and education, as well as a Division for Lifelong Studies for adults wishing to further their education.
5735 College Parkway, Mobile
The University of Mobile is a private institution affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. Students can work toward bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the arts, business, computer science, nursing and religious studies.
307 University Blvd., Mobile
The University of South Alabama, has more than 15,000 students at campuses in Mobile and Baldwin counties. The university has experienced a boom in both enrollment and building – including a new state-of-the-art health sciences building, an engineering and computing sciences building and a student recreation center.
A Unit of Enterprise State Community College
1975 Avenue C, Mobile
Alabama Aviation Center at Mobile, a Unit of Enterprise State Community College, trains students to work in aviation maintenance and avionics. It was the first two-year college to be designated as an official FAA Educational Resource Center. Its facility at Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley accommodates 300 students.
Main Campus, 351 North Broad St., Mobile
Bishop State Community College has four campuses and works with local industries to provide training programs for new and existing employees. The college is expanding its technology training to match the needs of Mobile’s new and expanding industries.
1900 S. U.S. Highway 31 S., Bay Minette
Faulkner State Community College, a public two-year institution in Baldwin County, has three campuses located in Bay Minette, Gulf Shores and Fairhope.
3943 Airport Blvd., Mobile
Faulkner University maintains a campus in Mobile where students can attain associate degrees in most major subjects.
3590 Pleasant Valley Rd., Mobile
300-F Azalea Rd., Mobile
Fortis College offers a variety of programs in healthcare and operates a separate cosmetology school.
1301 Azalea Rd., Mobile
Mobile Technical Institute provides business training and computer training to individuals as well as to companies of all sizes.
828 Downtowner Loop W., Mobile
Remington College offers programs including medical technology, computer technology and criminal justice.
3725 Airport Blvd., Mobile
Virginia College offers a wide variety of programs preparing students for careers in business, medical technology, pharmacy, office management, culinary arts and media arts.