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Arkadelphia Public School District |

DISTRICT INFORMATION

CAMPUSES

  • *Arkadelphia High School (Grades 9-12) – 575 students
  • Goza Middle School (Grades 6-8) – 430 students
  • Peake Elementary School (Grades 4-5) – 320 students
  • Central Primary School (Grades 2-3) – 300 students
  • *Louisa E. Perritt Primary School (Grades PreK-1)– 405 students
  • Early Childhood Center (Ages 6 weeks to 4 years) – 95 students

*Recognized as a National School of Excellence

DISTRICT AWARDS / ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • AdvancEd/North Central Accreditation since 1923
  • National Schools of Excellence – U.S. Department of Education – 1988 & 1992
  • School of the 21st Century – National Demonstration Site – Yale University – 2001
  • Arkansas Advanced Initiative in Mathematics & Science Grant Recipient – 2010
  • America’s Best High Schools – Newsweek Magazine – 2006
  • Arkansas Quality Approved Pre-Kindergarten Program & Early Childhood Center – 2010
  • Arkansas Gifted & Talented Program of the Year – 2006
  • School of the 21st Century Grant Recipient – Boys and Girls Club – 2010
  • Destination Imagination Global Champions – 2003

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

  • 174 Certified Staff (60% with advanced degrees)
  • 50 AP / Pre-AP Certified & Gifted / Talented Teachers
  • Arkansas Teacher of the Year – 2004
  • Arkansas Elementary Principal of the Year – 1990
  • National Distinguished Principal – 1991
  • National Milken Educator Award Recipients (2)
  • National Board Certified Teachers (9)
  • Arkansas Physical Education Teacher of the Year – 2005
  • Arkansas Secondary Social Studies Teacher of the Year – 2007
  • Arkansas Career Orientation  Teacher of the Year – 1992
  • Arkansas Career/Technical Education Teacher of the Year – 2000
  • Arkansas Marketing Teacher of the Year – 2009
  • Arkansas Gifted & Talented Educator Award – 2004, 2005 & 2007
  • Arkansas 4A & 5A Athletic Director of the Year – 2008 & 2010

ACADEMICS

  • Standards-Based Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment programs
  • Arkansas Smart Core Curriculum
  • Gifted & Talented Program
  • 12 Advanced Placement Course Offerings / 24 Pre-AP Courses
  • AHS Badger Scholar Incentive Program
  • Physical Education, Health & Wellness programs
  • After-School and Summer Enrichment Opportunities

FINE ARTS

  • Elementary Music & Art Programs
  • Vocal Music & Performance Choirs
  • Visual Art, AP Art, & Young Artists Programs
  • Nationally Recognized Band Program – Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Marching Band, Indoor Drumline & Winterguard
  • Liberty Bowl Bandmaster’s Champions – 2005, 2007, 2009
  • Class AAAAA Champion – Arkansas Showcase of Bands – 2005

CAREER EDUCATION MAJORS AT AHS

  • Army JROTC
  • Aviation Pilot Training (*only program in Arkansas)
  • Child Care Guidance & Management
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Education & Training
  • Family & Consumer Science
  • Finance – Accounting & Banking
  • Health-Science Technical Education
  • Industrial Equipment Maintenance
  • Jobs for America’s Graduates
  • Marketing Technology
  • Multimedia & Web Page Design
  • Pre-Engineering / Project Lead the Way (*one of 7 programs in Arkansas)

ATHLETICS

  • 5A Southwest Conference
  • District Offerings:  Baseball, Basketball, Football, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Dance Team, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track & Volleyball
  • Millage increase in 2000 for Badger Stadium
  • State Championship Titles in Football (2), Volleyball (7), Tennis (3), Track (2), Golf & Swimming; State Runners-up in Basketball & Soccer

TECHNOLOGY

  • Advanced-Level Instructional Technology
  • Networked Buildings with Wireless Access
  • SMARTBoard / Promethian Technology
  • Computer Labs & Classroom Computer Stations
  • Environmental & Spatial Technology (E.A.S.T.) Lab
  • Math, Science & Technology Labs
  • Security Camera/Surveillance Systems – All campuses
  • Distance Learning Lab at AHS

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

  • Henderson State University
  • Ouachita Baptist University
  • Dawson Education Cooperative
  • Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance
  • Arkadelphia Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Arkadelphia Rotary Club
  • Ben M. Elrod Center for Community & Family
  • Boys & Girls Club of Clark County
  • City of Arkadelphia
  • Community Education Center
  • Community Family Enrichment Center
  • Clark County Adult Education
  • Clark County Strategic Plan
  • Men United, Inc.
  • Peake High School Alumni Foundation, Inc.
  • Ross Foundation
  • School of the 21st Century Network
  • Southern Bancorp
  • Southwest Arkansas College Preparatory Academy

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