SAILS

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Seamless Alignment and Integrated Learning Support

Rethinking Remediation, Creating a Pathway to Postsecondary Success

The Seamless Alignment and Integrated Learning Support (SAILS) program targets students who have not achieved college readiness benchmarks by introducing the college developmental curriculum into the high school senior year.

Developed by K-12 teachers and higher education faculty, SAILS embeds the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Learning Support competencies into the high school senior year math and English courses, allowing students to begin their higher education career prepared for credit bearing coursework.

SAILS utilizes a facilitated hybrid instructional model, combining the professional pedagogical expertise of the certified teacher with dynamic properties of multimedia and digital content. Research supports that this blended system of teaching and learning is the most effective at engaging students with their work, and increases their success rate.

Eligibility

SAILS Math: Students must score an 18 or less on the math component of the ACT.

SAILS English: Students must score either a 17 or less on the English component of the ACT or an 18 or less on the reading component of the ACT.