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Posted by Admin Posted on Oct - 12 - 2013

Outstanding retention rate for AHS grads continues to climb

Arkadelphia, Ark. – Arkadelphia Promise Director Jason Jones recently announced several key statistics that demonstrate the effectiveness of the scholarship program available to Arkadelphia High School graduates. The most striking of the data is that AHS graduates who entered college as freshmen in the fall of 2012 returned to college in the fall of 2013  [ Read More ]

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Posted by Admin Posted on Aug - 29 - 2013

Arkadelphia Promise helps student get Regional Scholarship

(Arkadelphia, Ark)-Not only does the Arkadelphia Promise help pay Arkadelphia graduates tuition, they also help connect students with other scholarship opportunities. In the case of John Sivils, a 2012 graduate, it really paid off to follow up with the opportunity Promise Director Jason Jones found for him and some others. Last fall a scholarship became  [ Read More ]

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ARKADELPHIA, Ark.— College freshman to sophomore retention rates were recently reported for the Arkadelphia High School class of 2011 graduates. In the fall of 2012, 63 of the original 90 college students from the AHS class of 2011 returned for their sophomore year, which equals a retention rate of 70 percent. According to the Arkansas  [ Read More ]

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By George Waldon 4/2/2012 The Arkadelphia Promise is nearing the completion of its freshman year, and the numbers indicate favorable returns. The scholarship program, which helps high school graduates pay for college and advanced training certificates, had a 90 percent retention rate among first-semester participants. “We think that’s pretty good,” said Jason Jones, executive director  [ Read More ]

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ARKADELPHIA, Ark.—The Arkadelphia Promise Executive Director, Jason Jones, announced today that the application for the Arkadelphia class of 2012 is now available. “We are here to help our Arkadelphia students go to college and help take away some of the financial burden of paying for their education.” The application for the Arkadelphia Promise can be  [ Read More ]

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Arkadelphia, Ark-Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe provided the keynote address for the inaugural Arkadelphia Promise Academic Signing Day.  Fourth District Congressman Mike Ross also attended the event to help celebrate the special occasion.  The event was held in the Arkadelphia High School gymnasium. The inaugural class of the Arkadelphia Promise Scholarship qualifiers signed letters of commitment  [ Read More ]

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Posted by Admin Posted on Apr - 14 - 2011

Arkadelphia Promise Announces Application Deadline

Arkadelphia, Ark. – With high school graduation approaching quickly, the Arkadelphia Promise Office has announced a deadline for the Arkadelphia Promise Scholarship.  Arkadelphia seniors are strongly encouraged to submit their application to the Arkadelphia Promise Office by May 15th, 2011.  Applications submitted by the May 15 deadline will be given first consideration.For more information about  [ Read More ]

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Posted by Admin Posted on Jan - 26 - 2011

Arkadelphia Promise Foundation Hires Executive Director

Jason W. Jones has been hired as executive director of the Arkadelphia Promise Foundation, the chairman of the foundation’s board of directors announced Wednesday.
“Jason has demonstrated a strong desire to see that the Arkadelphia Promise supports all Arkadelphia families and has presented a clear plan of action to turn the Arkadelphia Promise into a reality for this year’s senior class and those who will follow,” Bryan McKinney, the board chairman who’s also dean of the Hickingbotham School of Business at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia.

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Posted by Admin Posted on Nov - 15 - 2010

Secy. of Ed. Arne Duncan Video Presentation

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan addressed the community-wide “Education Pep Rally” in a recorded video Tuesday evening.

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Posted by Admin Posted on Nov - 15 - 2010

Community Wide Pep Rally

Exciting news for education in Arkadelphia was announced today at a community-wide “Education Pep Rally” at Arkadelphia High School. It was the unveiling of the Arkadelphia Promise. The rally was addressed by special guest speakers Governor Mike Beebe and, by video presentation, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The AHS cheerleaders, Dazzlers, AHS Band, and  [ Read More ]

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