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Advanced Course Network Expanding Opportunities

Rhode Island public secondary schools have the opportunity to expand coursework available to their high school and middle school students through the Advanced Course Network (ACN).

Enriching experiences with advanced coursework help students get a head start on postsecondary success, master the skills required of a lifelong learner, and be prepared for jobs in sectors critical to Rhode Island’s future prosperity. The Advanced Course Network is designed to help districts and schools meet this need by creating opportunities for Rhode Island students to envision, pursue and realize their individualized graduation pathway outside of the traditional school day. 

Providers and School Administrators, please login to the ACN portal here

This page includes information about the Academic year 2020/2021 ACN cycle, including:

  • the timeline for Provider applications to host courses on the platform, 
  • the types of courses offered, 
  • contact information for schools and Providers to be in touch, and 
  • updated ACN materials, including an ACN Handbook. 

Application for the AY2020/2021 ACN cycle here

(View the application in PDF form here)

**Application deadline changed to Tuesday, April 7th**

Academic year 2020/2021 ACN Timeline:

  • February 25th - Mandatory Provider orientation and Provider application goes live
  • March 4th - RIDE technical assistance session from 9-11am
  • April 7th - Provider application deadline
  • April 14th - RIDE notifies Providers about ACN course portfolio for AY2021 (*please note, there will be no Summer 2020 courses this cycle)
  • April 21st - RIDE will send out updated MOAs to Providers
  • May 1 - ACN 2021 courses are posted
  • May 4 - Registration opens for students
  • May 29th - Registration closes for students
  • September 2020 - Fall ACN courses begin with mandatory two week Add/Drop windows 

Types of Courses Offered in the Advanced Course Network

Types of Courses

Contact information

  • If you are a School, Provider contact details will be updated here. 
  • If you are a Provider, School points of contact will be updated here. 

ACN 2020/2021 Materials


  • If you have questions about course details, Providers, or registration, please utilize the provided ACN Contact information above. 
  • If you have other questions, please contact advancedcoursework@ride.ri.gov. 

Prepare RI LogoThe Advanced Coursework Network is part of PrepareRI, a statewide initiative to build career pathways for all Rhode Island youth. Learn more about PrepareRI at www.prepare-ri.org.

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