• Chaffin Junior High Counselors

    Students are assigned a counselor according to the first letter of their last name as follows:

    Dustin Clark: A-K

    Katie Mankins: L-Z
    email: kmankins@fortsmithschools.org

    Amye Chambers: Career Counselor

    Debbie Green: Counseling Secretary

  • Interim Assessments:

    To Be Announced


    ACT Aspire Summative Assessments:

    To Be Announced

  • "The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving" Oliver Wendell Holmes

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    Arkansas Challenge Scholarship information is available for students seeking guidance for college scholarships.

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    Graduation Requirements

    4 units of English 3 units of Math (Class of 2008) or 4 units of Math (Class of 2009 and beyond) 3 units of Social Studies 1 and 1/2 units of Physical Education (one unit can be JROTC or Marching Band with 1/2 PE required) 1/2 unit of Health 1/2 unit of Oral Communication 1/2 unit of Fine Arts (Band, Choir, Orchestra, Music Theory, Drama, Art, or Survey of Fine Arts) Only 2 units of PE can count toward graduation, with the maximum of one unit per year. *Beginning with the class of 2009, all graduate in Arkansas public schools will be required to have 4 units of mathematics. Therefore, graduates of Fort Smith Public Schools will be required to obtain a minimum of 23 units. Honors Diploma - A student must meet requirements for graduation, maintain a 3.0 grade average, and pass eight units of Pre-AP or AP courses, six of which must be earned in grades 10, 11, 12.

    Arkansas Scholars Curriculum

    An Arkansas Scholar is a student in grades 9-12 who is committed to achieving and maintaining the following criteria: at least 95% attendance annually completion of Smart Core Curriculum earn no grade lower than a "C" completion of high school in eight consecutive semesters. Scholars are recognized by the Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce and local employers through a system of awards and incentives, culminating with a luncheon for 12th graders who have maintained Scholar status and with placement of a special seal on the Scholar's transcript. Employers who recognize the seal have agreed to give priority in hiring to Arkansas Scholars. Scholars may be eligible for a scholarship at UAFS. Courses may be re-taken to qualify.

     "Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve."
    Wilfred Peterson

    Smart Core Curriculum Requirements

    • 4 units of English
    • 4 units of Math including Algebra I and II, Geometry, and an advanced math course above Algebra II
    • 3 units of Science with laboratories, chosen from Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
    • 3 units of Social Studies including one of US History, one of World History, and at least 1/2 unit of Civics or American Government

    If parents choose to have their child participate in a less rigorous curriculum for graduation, they must contact their child's counselor.

    To contact us:
    Chaffin Jr. High
    3025 Massard Road
    Fort Smith, AR 72903


    Phone 479-452-2226
    Fax 479-478-3150