Students & Schools

Welcome! Your success—today and in the future—is our purpose. We recognize that you are an individual with unique talents and specific needs, and it is our intent to assist you in becoming a life-long learner.

In elementary school, you can develop strong fundamental skills in reading, language arts, math, science and social studies. You have the opportunity to participate in formal art, music, and physical education classes. You have up-to-date technology and media center resources available in classrooms and in centers.

In junior high school the rigor increases. We will guide you in becoming a more independent learner, and help you to develop confidence in your potential to do great things. You can select activities that interest you. You might want to play sports, sing in the choir, learn how to play an instrument in the band or orchestra, or earn positions on the Quiz Bowl, Knowledge Master Open, or BEST Robotics Teams. You are introduced to the Chamber of Commerce sponsored Arkansas Scholars Program in the eighth grade.

High school credit begins in the ninth grade. The District offers 17 Advanced Placement (AP) courses at each high school, and a number of pre-AP classes in the junior high schools. Your required core courses at all levels meet Arkansas Standards and are designed to prepare you for the future. The District’s Course Catalog lists graduation requirements and classes offered for high school students.

In Grades 7 and 8, educators assist you in formulating a plan that will lead you through high school and into higher education or the workplace. In high school, the emphasis becomes using your plan to make the most of your high school experience.

What is your responsibility? Attend classes regularly. Be prompt. Ask questions. Be prepared to learn a lot about many things. Be respectful of your classmates and your teachers, and help others be successful too.

From this page you and your parents can find information about individual schools, the district’s instruction & curriculum practices, student servicesactivities & athleticsspecial education and nutrition services.

CALENDAR

9-16 Parent Teacher Conferences - Elementary
9-18 Parent Teacher Conferences - Elementary
9-22 School Board Meeting
9-29 Kindergarten Quarter 1 District Assessment Window
10-1 Fort Smith City Council of PTAs Meeting

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2013-2014 Calendar

2014-2015 Calendar

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In compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws, the Fort Smith Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, genetic information, or disability in its employment or educational practices. If you have questions regarding the professional qualifications of your child's teachers or paraprofessionals, you are encouraged to ask Dr. Annette Henderson, Associate Superintendent for Human Resources and Support Services. • Le invitamos a que hable con la Dra. Annette Henderson si usted tiene alguna pregunta sobre las capacitaciones profesionales de los maestros o asistentes de maestros de sus hijos.

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