“I believe SMART is assisting us to create a college culture,” Tooley said. “Over the years, the teacher gets to see what the student is interested in. The peers also form relationships.”
In the fall, SMART will get a name change to PCC, which stands for Preparing for College and Careers.
“The students will go with their SMART teachers on two college visits — one small school and one bigger school,” Tooley said. “It’s really neat to see these relationships grow.”