Fort Smith Public Schools Now Accepting School Choice Applications Deadline Set for May 1, 2020
Fort Smith, AR, February 18, 2020 – The Fort Smith Public Schools is now accepting applications for students wishing to participate in the School Choice Program. School Choice is the program authorized by the Arkansas General Assembly in The Public School Choice Act of 2015 which allows parents to apply for their child’s admission to participating school districts other than the one in which they reside. The Fort Smith Public Schools District will accept eligible students from other districts under the School Choice program during the 2020-2021 school year.
Application forms are available by download when completed on or before May 1, 2020. Please download the PDF, fill it out and return it by mailing to:
Fort Smith Public Schools Attention: Student Services PO Box 1948 Fort Smith, Arkansas 72902
No application may be accepted beyond this deadline. Parents may indicate a school preference, however, assignments will be made on the basis of space availability and program availability. Secondary school choice students entering Fort Smith Public Schools will be assigned to Darby Jr. High, Northside High School, or Southside High School. Elementary students will be assigned to schools with spaces available. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance or rejection by July 1, 2020. Students who reside outside the state of Arkansas or who are currently expelled from school for a drug or weapon violation are not eligible for participation.