Alma Bryant High School recently learned it has been named a 2018 CLAS Banner School.
The Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools began the Banner program in 2001 to recognize schools in Alabama that showcase outstanding programs and service to students, serving as models for schools around the state.
Bryant was honored in part for its partnership with Ingalls Shipbuilding to train the Gulf Coast’s next generation of welders in its Talent Development Lab.
“They’ve come in and created welding programs and labs to help the workforce development as students leave school, and it’s made a major impact,” Alma Bryant Principal Doug Estle said of Ingalls. “We have plenty of partners — wonderful partners — but when partners come in like Ingalls and they put in the money, the time and the resources they did to help Alma Bryant with this, it’s tremendous.”
Bryant was one of 24 schools recognized earlier this year as 2018 Schools of Distinction — as was another MCPSS school, Tanner Williams Elementary. From that list, Bryant was one of eight schools chosen as Banner Schools.