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Fort Smith Public Schools Introduces Health Sciences Academy at Darby Junior High

Fort Smith Public Schools is excited to introduce the inaugural Health Sciences Academy at Darby Junior High, an innovative, hands-on academic learning program through the lens of health sciences. Only 25 6th grade students will be accepted into the new Academy and will have the opportunity to experience project-based, accelerated learning in the areas of math and science. Interested in participating? Fill out this application to get started. Applications must be received by Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 4:30pm (late applications will not be accepted). A lottery system will be used if the number of applicants exceeds available placements.


Academy Requirements:

  • Students must be entering the 6th grade during the 2020-2021 school year
  • Students must have satisfactory attendance and behavior to be considered.
  • Students must be meeting or exceeding Arkansas ACT Aspire expectations in the areas of literacy and math.

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