Seamless Alignment and Integrated Learning Support (SAILS)

SAILS is a high school/community college collaboration.

What is SAILS?

SAILS introduces the college Support Math curriculum in the high school senior year. By embedding the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Learning Support Math program in the high school Bridge Math course, students can get a head start on their college career. Students who successfully complete the program are ready to take a college math course, saving them time and money while accelerating their path to graduation.

The SAILS model utilizes a hybrid format of blended learning. Software is used to provide continuous assessment and instant feedback, allowing teachers to focus on individual assistance. By incorporating a diagnostic assessment into the program, students receive an individualized program of study which allows them to concentrate on improving their deficiencies needed for college readiness. Students will be fully engaged, working online while receiving help from their teachers when they encounter difficulty.

Why should I take a SAILS course?

In a SAILS classroom, students who have struggled in math can become successful. The program blends online instruction with individual assistance to give students the help they need. Students in SAILS save both time and money, gaining up to three semesters and saving $1,500 in college tuition. Students completing the program in the fall are eligible to take a college-level math class in spring and may qualify for Dual Enrollment Grant funds.

Currently Enrolled SAILS Math Students

In order for you to get credit for completion of the SAILS math course, Southwest must create an account for you. Please contact Angela K. Ventura-Wooten, Executive Director of Special Academic Programs, by email [akventurawo at] or call 901-333-5358 or 901-333-4592. By contacting Southwest you agree to complete a prospect form and adhere to the following:

  • The information provided on the form will be used to create a record at the community college supporting my SAILS program, and that all information is protected under applicable privacy laws.
  • Math scores and competencies acquired through the SAILS program will be recorded in both the College records management system and in a secure, centralized, statewide post-secondary SAILS database.
  • Authorize any Tennessee Board of Regents or University of Tennessee System college or university to access these records when making placement decisions upon my application for admission to the institution.