Arkansas School Recognition & Rewards

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    The ASR program was created to provide financial awards to public schools that experience high student performance, student academic growth, and for secondary schools, a high graduation rate.

    Ark. Code Ann. §6-15-2107 authorizes rewards in an amount up to $100 per student who attends a public school or public charter school in the top 5% of all Arkansas public schools in student performance or student academic growth, which includes high school graduation rates for secondary schools under criteria set forth by rule of the State Board of Education.

    Up to $50 per student enrolled is awarded to public schools or public charter schools between the top 5% and the next 5% (schools in the top 6-10%) of all public schools in Arkansas in student performance or student academic growth, which includes high school graduation rates for secondary schools under criteria set forth by rule of the State Board of Education.

    In the 2019-2020 school year, two of the Fort Smith Public Schools were recipients of the ASR funding due to their outstanding performance. Fort Smith Public Schools received a total of $69,860.00 from the ASR Funding.

    Since there were no statewide summative assessment scores for 2020 due to COVID19, the state is unable to calculate school rewards (recognitions) for 2020.

  • For further information, please contact:

    Caroline Neel

    Caroline Neel
    Supervisor, Curriculum & Federal Programs
    479.784.8182, Ext. 73542
    cneel@fortsmithschools.org