The Challenge

Districts and schools across the country are working to give students access to a high-quality education that will prepare students for success in college and careers.

But rural school districts face unique challenges in accomplishing this goal. Rural schools serve a higher number of economically-disadvantaged and special education students. Rural districts serve students that span large geographic areas, and have limited financial and human resources. And while schools work to prepare students for success in college and careers, the Appalachian region faces challenges of an under-educated population and a lack of high-paying jobs to keep educated citizens in the area.

Districts in the OAC are working to transform education in a way that works for rural communities. 

Learn more about the OAC's work with College and Career Readiness

OAC Strategic Plan
Community Talking Points