• Academics play a critical role in shaping the future of students and society. A strong academic background is often necessary for admission to colleges and universities. FSPS emphasizes academics to prepare our students for higher education, opening up more opportunities for their future careers. Academic achievements are often considered when students apply for jobs. Employers look for candidates with a solid educational background and good grades, indicating a strong work ethic and learning ability, which they receive in the Fort Smith school district.

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    Challenging students academically helps to develop perseverance, discipline, and time-management skills. Overcoming academic obstacles can boost a student's confidence and self-esteem. Academics in Fort Smith Public Schools are essential for individual development, societal progress, economic growth, and the overall well-being of communities. We emphasize academics to ensure that our students are well-prepared to face the challenges of the future and contribute positively to the world around them.