• Instruction Services: Pre-K to Adult Education

    The Fort Smith Public School District Instruction programs are designed using Grades PK-5, 6-8, and 9-12 models. Pre-kindergarten programs exist in all elementary schools. 

    Working toward the seamless transition from grade to grade, the Instruction Team directs and coordinates learning experiences for students throughout the District. Their primary responsibilities include budgeting, curriculum emphasis, assessment, accountability, and the activities and programs that make school both memorable and a “proving ground” for the learning that is taking place.


  • Preschool Programs
    Our preschool programs lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning. We foster social, emotional, and cognitive development through engaging activities, interactive play, and a nurturing environment. Our qualified and caring teachers are dedicated to providing a positive first school experience for your little ones.

  • Elementary Education
    In the elementary years, we emphasize building strong fundamental literacy, numeracy, and critical thinking skills. Our curriculum is designed to spark curiosity and creativity, creating a love for learning that lasts a lifetime. With a focus on personalized learning and small class sizes, we ensure that each student receives the attention they need to thrive academically.

  • Middle School Excellence
    Middle school is crucial for students as they transition to more advanced academic challenges. Our instructional services for middle school students include a rigorous curriculum, dedicated teachers, and a supportive environment. We encourage exploration and self-discovery, preparing students for the challenges of high school and beyond.

  • High School Preparation
    As students progress to high school, our instructional services continue to prepare them for success in a rapidly changing world. We offer diverse courses, including Advanced Placement (AP) options to cater to individual interests and academic aspirations. We aim to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed for college and career readiness.

  • Career and Technical Education at Every Age
    By incorporating Career and Technical Education in our curriculum, we empower students to explore diverse career options, develop valuable skills, and seamlessly transition into the workforce or pursue higher education with a strong foundation for success.

  • Specialized Support Services
    We understand that each student is unique, and our instructional services include specialized support to meet individual needs. From special education programs to gifted and talented services, we are committed to ensuring that every student reaches their full potential.