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Southern Preparatory Academy to utilize Hi.Ed career-driven innovation platform

Alabama-based Hi.Ed on Monday announced that Southern Preparatory Academy, a private military school for boys in grades 6-12, will be the latest education entity to utilize its innovative online guidance management system that serves students and their families.

Formerly known as Lyman Ward Military Academy, Southern Prep joins multiple public education entities in the state of Alabama that utilize the educational tool. Hi.Ed, which stands for Hyper-Individualized Education Design, offers a comprehensive educational resource with five core components: Academics, Virtual Life, Compresults Tracking Tool, The Market and Athletics/NCAA Eligibility. The company is a member of Birmingham’s Innovation Depot community.

Hi.Ed CEO founder Duwan Walker promoted the web-based platform, calling it a way “to deliver students to careers.” The release states it assists students to identify, explore and prepare for career pathways. In addition to serving students seeking four-year degrees, the platform also assists students seeking two-year degrees and skills training programs.

“We are excited and proud to partner with Southern Preparatory Academy to fulfill its goal of being more than a school but an opportunity,” said Walker. “Our system will assist with bridging the gaps of confusion and uncertainty and serve all students, parents, administrators, and other stakeholders by joining one another under one practical platform, creating a clear line of transparency from school to home, and then later connecting students to the workforce. Hi.Ed will stand alongside Southern Prep, and together, we will be a catalyst in helping guide our
future leaders to a world full of opportunities.”

Hi.Ed, in proving its dedication to connecting students with career fields that best serve their skills and interests, earlier this year held a virtual career exploration event. The event sought to assist students in determining the college majors that best aligned with their interests.

Adding to the growing list of public schools utilizing Hi.Ed, Butler County Schools recently announced its students would begin utilizing the innovative platform.

Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL

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