The Little Rock School District WE NEW

The NEW Little Rock School District
Where WE Put Children First
2014-2015 Calendar
Little Rock School District
PERFORMANCE WORKPLAN
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Children come first!
All employees are accountable for student achievement that meets or
exceeds state standards.
All employees will demonstrate professionalism and integrity.
Student success is the only option.
Potential is discovered and nurtured.
An academically rigorous environment is evident in all classrooms.
Communication is clear, open, and timely.
Students, parents, families, and community members are essential partners.
Diversity is valued as demonstrated by culturally competent practices.
Facilities are safe, clean, secure, and inviting.
The NEW Little Rock School District.
Where WE Put Children First.
Mission Statement
The mission of the Little Rock School District is to equip all students with the skills
and knowledge to realize their aspirations, think critically and independently, learn
continuously, and face the future as productive contributing citizens. This mission
is accomplished through open access to a diverse, innovative and challenging
curriculum in a secure environment with a staff dedicated to excellence and
empowered with the trust and support of our community.
Elementary Schools
7:40am - 2:25pm Booker Arts Magnet,
Chicot, Fair Park ECC, Franklin, Fulbright,
M.L. King, Otter Creek, Roberts, Romine,
Terry, Wakefield, Williams Traditional Magnet,
Wilson, and Woodruff ECC
7:50am - 2:35pm Bale, Baseline, Brady,
Carver Basic Skills/Math/Science Magnet,
Dodd, Forest Park, Gibbs International
Magnet, Jefferson, McDermott, Mabelvale
Elem., Meadowcliff, Pulaski Heights Elem.,
Rockefeller, Stephens , Washington, Watson,
and Western Hills
Academies
7:40am - 2:40pm Forest Heights
STEM Academy
7:40am - 2:25pm Geyer Springs Gifted &
Talented Academy
Secondary Schools
7:30am - 9:00pm Accelerated Learning Ctr.
(includes night school)
Hamilton Learning Academy
7:35am - 2:35pm Middle School
8:35am - 3:35pm High School
8:45am - 3:45pm Central International
Studies, Cloverdale Aerospace Technology
Charter, Dunbar, J.A. Fair, Hall, Henderson,
McClellan, Mabelvale Middle, Mann Arts/
Science Magnet, Parkview Arts/Science
Magnet, and Pulaski Heights Middle
8:45am - 11:22am Metropolitan CareerTechnical Center (Morning Session)
12:52pm - 3:45pm Metropolitan CareerTechnical Center (Afternoon Session)
Child Nutrition
Free & Reduced-price Meals
New applications for all free and
reduced meal programs must
be submitted this year and are
available at all schools. Only one
application is required per household.
There are no exemptions for
application submission for students
attending Provision 2 schools this year.
Also, households qualified this year as
reduced will receive the breakfast and
lunch meal at “no charge” district wide.
Special Dietary Needs
Parents requesting a special diet for
their child must submit a request with
documentation from a licensed medical
doctor. A diet modification is only valid
for three school years. Forms are
available from the building principal or
school nurse.
Meal Prepayments
Students may pay for their meals in
advance or pay in the cafeteria each day.
Deposits into the prepayment system
may be made online via the LRSD website.
Just go to www.LRSD.org, then click on
the student meal prepayment link at the
bottom of the home page.
Meal Prices
Individual Milk or Juice/35¢
Breakfast: Elementary & Secondary/$1.80,
Adults/$2
Lunch: Elementary/$2.60, Secondary/$2.80,
Adults/$3.25
Child Nutrition
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
School Schedules
School Schedules
Cultural Imperatives
Little Rock School District
Cultural Imperatives
August 2014
Sunday
Monday
w
10
QUALLS Early Learning
Testing Window
Opens on August 18
17
24
31
Wednesday
2014 Teacher of the Year Winners
(left to right): Bernestine Rhodes, high school level
winner; Steven Helmick, overall winner; Vanessa
Hendrix, elementary school level winner and Sharon
Dallimore, middle school level winner
Check-in 10am - 7pm
3
Tuesday
4
Professional Development
First Day of School
for McClellan (9th Grade)
ONLY
11
5
Professional Development
First Day of School
for Students
Dads Take Your Child to
School Day Enter Facebook
Photo Contest by midnight
(Contest Rules: lrsd.org)
A
B
18
25
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6
Professional Development
LREA Rep. Council
Meeting 5pm
12
First Day for Teachers
13
Dads Facebook Photo
Contest Voting Begins
B
19
A
26
B
LREA Executive
Board Meeting 5pm
A
Friday
LRSD Supt. Dr. Dexter
Suggs with 2013 Dads
Take Your Child to School
Facebook Photo Contest
winner, Carlos Wallace
9th Grade Orientation
J.A. Fair 1-4pm
Check-in 10am - 7pm
Thursday
20
27
9th Grade Orientation
J.A. Fair 1-4pm
7
Professional Development
6th Grade Orientation
9:30am All Middle Schools
9th Grade Orientations
Central 3:30pm; Hall 6-8 pm
(Hall parents choose 8/8 or 8/14)
School Board
Agenda Mtg. 5pm
14
B
21
School Board Meeting
5:30pm
A
28
Saturday
1
2
8
9
15
16
22
23
29
30
9th Grade Orientations
J.A. Fair 1-4pm, Parkview
9-12 noon and Hall 9-11am
(Hall parents choose 8/8 or 8/14)
New Teacher Orientation
Registration Deadline for
September ACT
Teacher Work Day
Dads Facebook Photo
Contest Voting Ends
A
50 Fantastic Fathers
Luncheon for Facebook
Photo Contest Winners
B
The letters “A” and “B” refer to the block scheduling in some LRSD secondary schools. All dates in
this calendar are subject to change. Students do not attend class on days with “yellow” boxes.
September 2014
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Grandparents Day
Sweepstakes Entry Period
Begins (Contest Rules:
www.lrsd.org)
Grandparents Day
7
14
A
8
Hispanic Heritage Month
Begins
B
21
A
28
B
15
22
29
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Where WE Put Children First
Friday
Saturday
Open House
All Elementary Schools
Labor Day
(Schools & Offices Closed)
1
Thursday
A
PTA Council Meeting
11:30am, Admin. Bldg.
2
B
3
A
4
School Board Agenda
Meeting 5pm
LREA Rep. Council
Meeting 5pm
B
9
10
A
School Board Election Day
A
Open House
All High Schools
16
B
17
Rosh Hashanah Begins at
Sunset
B
23
LREA Executive
Board Meeting 5pm
A
30
A
24
B
11
Back-to-School Parent
Involvement Workshops
9am (locations in SWLR,
West LR, Central-East LR
TBA on www.lrsd.org)
B
5
Grandparents Day
Sweepstakes Entry Period
Ends at midnight
Registration Deadline for
October SAT
A
12
Open House All Middle
Schools
Grandparents Day
Luncheon for Winners
QUALLS (Kindergarten
Screener) Window for
Testing Closes on 9/19
Registration Deadline for
October ACT
A
18
School Board Meeting
5:30pm
B
25
B
13
19
20
26
27
Rosh Hashanah Ends at
Sunset
A
ACT Test
6
The letters “A” and “B” refer to the block scheduling in some LRSD secondary schools. All dates in
this calendar are subject to change. Students do not attend class on days with “yellow” boxes.
October 2014
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Yom Kippur Begins at
Sunset
Susan G. Komen Race for
the Cure
Yom Kippur Ends at
Sunset
B
College Night 6 - 8pm
Metroplex Event Center
1
Sukkot Begins at Sunset
A
2
B
3
Registration Deadline for
November SAT
School Board Agenda
Meeting 5pm
5
National School Lunch
Week (10/13 - 10/17)
12
A
Columbus Day
6
End of 1st Quarter
(40 Days)
B
B
PTA Council Meeting
11:30am, J.A. Fair
7
LREA Rep. Council
Meeting 5pm
13
A
Parent Conference Day
14
A
PSAT/NMSQT Test
8
B
National Boss Day
9
Hispanic Heritage Month
Ends
15
Students Out
Computer Power Day +
Parent Academy for Student Success Henderson
SAT Test
A
10
11
17
18
Staff Development (am)
Record Day (pm)
Students Out
Sukkot Ends at Sunset
B
4
A
Red Ribbon Week
(10/23 - 10/31)
16
ACT Test
School Board Meeting
5:30pm
19
20
B
21
A
22
B
23
B
29
A
30
EXPLORE (Grade 8) Test
PLAN (Grade 10) Test
A
24
25
LREA Executive
Board Meeting 5pm
26
B
27
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A
28
B
31
The letters “A” and “B” refer to the block scheduling in some LRSD secondary schools. All dates in
this calendar are subject to change. Students do not attend class on days with “yellow” boxes.
November 2014
Sunday
Monday
Daylight saving
Time Ends
Report Cards Sent Home/
Available Online†
2
American Education
Week (11/17 - 11/21)
9
Tuesday
Election Day
Recruitment Open House
Cloverdale, Forest Heights,
Mabelvale & Mann, 6pm
Recruitment Open House
Dunbar, Henderson &
Pulaski Heights, 6pm
A
3
10
B
Wednesday
B
4
Veterans Day
Check Us Out All Schools
9am - 1:30pm
PTA Council,11:30am, Watson
LREA Rep. Council 5pm
Recruitment Open House
Parkview 6pm
A
ViPS Jane Mendel
Reading Day
11
A
5
Check Us Out All Schools
9am - 1:30pm
Recruitment Open House
Hall & McClellan 7pm
B
12
23
30
A
17
Thanksgiving Holiday
(Schools & Some Offices
Closed)
Employees with a 12-month
contract work
24
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B
18
Thanksgiving Holiday
(Schools & Some Offices
Closed)
Employees with a 12-month
contract work
25
Friday
Saturday
Professional Development
AEA Conference
Professional Development
AEA Conference
Students Out
Students Out
Registration Deadline for
December SAT
Registration Deadline for
December ACT
6
1
SAT Test
7
8
14
15
21
22
Check Us Out All Schools
9am - 1:30pm
Recruitment Open House
Central & J.A. Fair 7pm
School Board Agenda
Meeting 5pm
A
13
B
School Security Officer
Appreciation Day
School Board Meeting
5:30pm
LREA Executive
Board Meeting 5pm
16
Thursday
A
19
Thanksgiving Holiday
(Schools & Some Offices
Closed)
Employees with a 12-month
contract work
26
B
Thanksgiving Day
20
(Schools & Offices Closed)
27
A
Thanksgiving Holiday
(Schools & Offices Closed)
28
29
The letters “A” and “B” refer to the block scheduling in some LRSD secondary schools. All dates in
this calendar are subject to change. Students do not attend class on days with “yellow” boxes.
†
Parents may request a paper report card for K-5.
December 2014
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
SAT Test
B
1
A
PTA Council Meeting
11:30am, Brady
2
B
3
A
4
B
School Board Agenda
Meeting 5pm
5
ACT Test
6
LREA Rep. Council
Meeting 5pm
7
A
8
B
Semester Exams
LREA Executive Board
Meeting 5pm
9
A
Semester Exams
10
B
11
Semester Exams
School Board Meeting
5:30pm
A
Semester Exams
12
13
End of 2nd Quarter
(40 Days)
Hanukkah Begins
14
B
15
Winter Vacation
(Schools & Offices Closed)
A
16
Winter Vacation
(Schools & Offices Closed)
B
17
Winter Vacation
(Schools & Offices Closed)
A
18
Christmas Day
(Schools & Offices Closed)
22
Winter Vacation
(Schools & Offices Closed)
23
Winter Vacation
(Schools & Offices Closed)
19
20
26
27
Winter Vacation
(Schools & Offices Closed)
Kwanzaa Begins
Hanukkah Ends
21
B
24
Winter Vacation
(Schools & Offices Closed)
25
Registration Deadline for
January SAT
28
29
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Where WE Put Children First
30
31
The letters “A” and “B” refer to the block scheduling in some LRSD secondary schools. All dates in
this calendar are subject to change. Students do not attend class on days with “yellow” boxes.
January 2015
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
New Years Day
(Schools & Offices Closed)
Winter Vacation
(Schools & Offices Closed)
Kwanzaa Ends
4
11
School Spirit Instagram
Video Contest Voting Ends
18
25
1
Professional Development
Classes Resume
Students Out
Instagram 15 Minutes of
Fame School Spirit Video
Contest Entry Period
Begins (Contest Rules:
www.lrsd.org)
5
Instagram 15 Minutes of
Fame School Spirit Video
Contest Entry Period Ends
at midnight (Contest Rules:
www.lrsd.org)
A
12
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
(Schools & Offices Closed)
Open Enrollment
for 2015-2016
B
19
26
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Where WE Put Children First
A
School Board Agenda
Meeting 5pm
6
B
School Spirit Instagram
Video Contest Voting Begins
7
A
2
3
9
10
16
17
Registration Deadline for
February ACT
8
B
PTA Council Meeting
11:30am, Mabelvale Elem.
13
LREA Rep. Council
Meeting 5pm
B
Mid-year Biology Exam
14
A
Mid-year Biology Exam
Report Cards Sent Home/
Available Online†
B
20
Open Enrollment
for 2015-2016
LREA Executive
Board Meeting 5pm
A
27
A
Open Enrollment
for 2015-2016
B
21
28
B
15
A
22
A
School Board Meeting
5:30pm
B
Open Enrollment
for 2015-2016
A
29
Open Enrollment
for 2015-2016
B
SAT Test
23
24
30
31
The letters “A” and “B” refer to the block scheduling in some LRSD secondary schools. All dates in
this calendar are subject to change. Students do not attend class on days with “yellow” boxes.
†
Parents may request a paper report card for K-5.
February 2015
Sunday
Monday
Black History Month
Career Technical
Education Month
School Counselor
Appreciation Week
(2/2 - 2/6)
Tuesday
Open Enrollment
for 2015-2016
Open Enrollment
for 2015-2016
Wednesday
Open Enrollment
for 2015-2016
Thursday
Open Enrollment
for 2015-2016
Friday
Saturday
ACT Test
Open Enrollment
for 2015-2016
School Counselor
Appreciation Day
1
8
15
22
A
B
2
9
Presidents’ Day
Parent Conference Day
Students Out
Enter Moms Matter
Mom-Teacher Facebook
Photo Contest by midnight
(Contest Rules:
www.lrsd.org)
16
B
23
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B
3
A
PTA Founders’ Day Event
Hall
LREA Rep. Council
Meeting 5pm
10
A
17
B
24
Paraprofessional
Appreciation Day
5
11
A
12
Metro Day of Service
9am - 7pm
A
LREA Executive
Board Meeting 5pm
A
B
School Board Agenda
Meeting 5pm
Moms Matter Facebook
Contest Voting Begins
B
4
B
18
25
B
19
School Board Meeting
5:30pm
A
26
A
6
Professional Development
7
Valentine’s Day
Students Out
Registration Deadline for
March SAT
13
14
20
21
Moms Matter Facebook
Contest Voting Ends
A
Moms Matter Luncheon
for Facebook Photo Contest
Winners
B
27
Little Rockers Kids
Marathon 10am
28
The letters “A” and “B” refer to the block scheduling in some LRSD secondary schools. All dates in
this calendar are subject to change. Students do not attend class on days with “yellow” boxes.
March 2015
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
National School
Breakfast Week (3/2 - 3/6)
Computer Power Day +
Parent Academy
for Student Success
Henderson
Little Rock Marathon
Daylight Saving Time
Begins
1
8
15
A
PARCC Performance
Based Assessments
Grades 3-11 Begin
(3/9 - 4/10)
B
9
English Language
Dev. Assessment Begins
Comienza la evaluación de
capacitación del Idioma
Inglés
A
Spring Break
(Schools Closed)
22
29
2
16
23
A
30
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B
PTA Council Meeting
11:30am, Central
3
A
Career Day PTC South
(13000 I-30) 9-11am
LREA Rep. Council
Meeting 5pm, Gibbs
ViPS Deadline 5pm
10
A
St. Patrick’s Day
B
Spring Break
(Schools Closed)
17
24
LREA Executive Board
Meeting 5pm
B
31
4
B
A
Spring Break
(Schools Closed)
11
18
25
B
5
School Board Agenda
Meeting 5pm
A
12
A
6
Registration Deadline for
April ACT
B
13
14
20
21
27
28
End of 3rd Quarter
(50 Days)
Staff Development (am)
School Board Meeting
5:30pm
Students Out
B
Spring Break
(Schools Closed)
19
26
SAT Test
7
Record Day (pm)
Spring Break
(Schools Closed)
The letters “A” and “B” refer to the block scheduling in some LRSD secondary schools. All dates in
this calendar are subject to change. Students do not attend class on days with “yellow” boxes.
April 2015
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
School Custodian
Appreciation Day
Passover Begins at Sunset
A
Iowa Test of Basic Skills
Grades 1-2
Registration Deadline for
May SAT
Easter
1
B
2
Iowa Test of Basic Skills
Grades 1-2
School Board Agenda
Meeting 5pm
National Volunteer
Week (4/12 - 4/18)
5
B
6
Report Cards Available/
Sent Home†
National Library
Week (4/12 - 4/18)
12
A
13
A
7
B
8
Benchmark Science Exam
Grades 5 & 7
Benchmark Science Exam
Grades 5 & 7
Library/Media Specialist
Appreciation Day
Tax Day
LREA Rep. Council
Meeting 5pm,
Horace Mann B
14
PTA Council Meeting
11:30am, Central
A
Artistry in the Rock
9
A
3
PARCC Performance
Based Assessments
Grades 3-11 End (3/9 - 4/10)
10
B
Artistry in the Rock (am)
Passover Ends
ACT Test
4
11
Jazz Reception and
Scholarship Fundraiser (pm)
Artistry in the Rock
A
15
Administrative Assistant
Appreciation Day
B
16
17
18
24
25
A
School Board Meeting
5:30pm
ViPS An Evening of the
Stars 5:30pm
19
26
B
20
A
Teacher of the Year
Ceremony
End-of-Course
Biology Exam
PARCC End of Year
Assessments Grades 3-11
Begin (4/27 - 5/22)
Teacher Retirees
Reception
A
27
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21
LREA Executive Board
Meeting 5pm
B
28
B
22
A
23
A
29
B
30
End-of-Course
Biology Exam
B
The letters “A” and “B” refer to the block scheduling in some LRSD secondary schools. All dates in
this calendar are subject to change. Students do not attend class on days with “yellow” boxes.
†
Parents may request a paper report card for K-5.
May 2015
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
English Language
Dev. Assessment Ends
Termina la evaluación de
capacitación del Idioma
Inglés
A
Teacher Appreciation
Week (5/4 - 5/8)
School Nutrition Employee
Appreciation Week (5/4 - 5/8)
Children’s Book
Week (5/4 - 5/10)
Mother’s Day
3
10
Baccalaureate All High
Schools
17
24
31
AP Exams
AP Exams
National Teacher Day
B
AP Exams
Senior Exams
A
4
11
Academic Signing Day
B
18
Memorial Day
(Schools & Offices Closed)
25
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A
5
AP Exams
AP Exams
AP Exams
School Nurse Day
Child Nutrition Employee
Appreciation Day
Registration Deadline for
June ACT and SAT
B
6
A
7
AP Exams Senior Exams
AP Exams
LREA Rep. Council Mtg. 5pm
Senior Exams
Senior Exams
PTA Spring Celebration
ACC Graduation 6pm
Greater 2nd Baptist
Transportation Employee
Appreciation Day
School Board Agenda
Meeting 5pm
B
12
McClellan Graduation
6pm (Verizon Arena)
Parkview Graduation
8:30pm (Verizon Arena)
A
A
13
Hall Graduation
6pm (Verizon Arena)
J.A. Fair Graduation
8:30pm (Verizon Arena)
19
B
26
B
LREA Executive
Board Meeting 5pm
A
1
20
27
AP Exams
2
8
9
15
16
B
AP Exams
SAT Test
Senior Exams
14
B
Central Graduation 6pm
(Verizon Arena)
A
PARCC End of Year
Assessments Grades 3-11
End (4/27 - 5/22)
21
B
22
23
28
B
29
30
A
School Board Meeting
5:30pm
A
The letters “A” and “B” refer to the block scheduling in some LRSD secondary schools. All dates in
this calendar are subject to change. Students do not attend class on days with “yellow” boxes.
June 2015
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Final Exams
Wednesday
Final Exams
A
1
Inclement Weather Day
(if required)
Final Exams
B
2
Inclement Weather Day
(if required)
A
3
Inclement Weather Day
(if required)
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Final Exams
Last Day for Teachers
Last Day for Students
Inclement Weather Day
(if required)
End of 4th Quarter
(48 days)
B
4
Inclement Weather Day
(if required)
SAT Test
5
6
School Board Agenda
Meeting 5pm
Flag Day
Father’s Day
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
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Where WE Put Children First
Report Cards
Mailed Home
School Board Meeting
5:30pm
The letters “A” and “B” refer to the block scheduling in some LRSD secondary schools. All dates in
this calendar are subject to change. Students do not attend class on days with “yellow” boxes.
July 2015
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
4th of July Observed
(Offices Closed)
1
4th of July
2
3
4
School Board Agenda
Meeting 5pm
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
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School Board Meeting
5:30pm
All dates in this calendar are subject to change.
Student Registration
Student Registration and School Choice
Registration Requirements Open Enrollment
Child’s official birth certificate,
passport, military ID card or other
documentation provided by law
(ACA 6-18-208)
Child’s Social Security card/number
Proof of residence (current lease
agreement or utility bill less than 30
days old) in the parent’s or legal
guardian’s name (cell phone bills will
NOT be accepted)
Child’s Immunization Record
Transcript or recent report card from
previous school (provide to assigned
school at Check-In)
Where to Register
for School
•
•
•
LRSD Student Registration Office
501 Sherman St. or call 447-2950
Child’s attendance zone school
Use the School Locator feature at
www.LRSD.org to determine your
attendance zone school
•
•
•
•
Two-week period in late January and
early February (1/26 - 2/6)
For new students and students wishing
to change schools
Assignment letters are mailed in March
(K-12), April (P-4) and May (P-3)
K-12 students who have moved need to
report a change of address
School Choice
• The Student Registration Office can
assist parents with information about
school choice options, including
unique curriculum offerings, special
emphasis programs and extracurricular
activities
Moving
• Parents are required to come to the
Student Registration Office at 501
See available magnet schools/programs Sherman St. to process paperwork
whenever the family changes its address
on calendar back cover
Students sign up during Open
Contact Information
Enrollment period in late January
• If your phone number changes, please
and early February (1/26 - 2/6)
remember to notify your child’s school.
Assignments are made by
It is important to always keep your
computerized scramble
School assignment letters are mailed in phone number up to date; in case of an
emergency automated calls will go out.
March (K-12)
Those students not initially selected for • You may change your preferred contact
method and time by logging on to
the magnet school of their choice are
lrsd.parentlink.net (note: do not add
placed on a waiting list
www). You’ll need the student id number
and birth date the first time that you login.
Magnet Programs
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LRSD offers a free preschool education of
exceptional quality dedicated to giving
young children the positive start they need
to succeed. Most elementary schools offer a
four-year-old program. Children must be four
years old on or before August 1 of the year of
enrollment to be eligible. (Same Aug. 1 cutoff
for three year olds).
• Chicot Early Childhood Ctr. (3- 4 years)
• Fair Park Early Childhood Ctr. (4 years)
• Woodruff Early Childhood Ctr. (3- 4 years)
The NEW Little Rock School District
Where WE Put Children First
• Rockefeller Early Childhood Center
(6 weeks - 4 years) There is a fee for children
who attend the infants and toddlers
program. There is no fee for attending
three- or four-year-old program.
For preschool registration requirements,
please contact: Student Registration at 4472950; Early Childhood at 447-7360; or visit
www.LRSD.org.
• Please contact the Student Registration
Office at 447-2950 with any questions
• For assistance in Spanish, regarding
student registration only, please call
447-2950
• Para información sobre matriculación,
por favor comuníquese con Maria
García, 447-2950
Truancy Hotline
447-SKIP
To report suspected truancy call the
Truancy Hotline at 447-SKIP.
LRSD
ParentLink App
For the latest news, school
closure information
and reporting bullying
download LRSD’s FREE ParentLink app
from iTunes or Google Play.
CARE Program
Before- and After-school Child Care
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Is a nonprofit, school-based child care program for elementary students
Operates before and after school on weekdays and all day on most
non-school days
Is located in every LRSD elementary school where there are at least
15 participants
Provides a safe environment and offers a variety of creative and
recreational activities to encourage growth in social skills
For more information, call the CARE office at 447-1880
When schools are dismissed early, CARE Program sites will also close.
Child Care
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education
For More Information
Reporting Truancy
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The Arkansas Department of Education’s assessment program (the Arkansas Comprehensive
Testing, Assessment and Accountability Program, or ACTAAP) has changed. Now that the
Common Core State Standards are fully implemented, the assessment program will include
computer-based assessments as well as some traditional assessments. Computer assessments
include the PARCC Performance Based Assessments and End of Year Assessments for grades
3-11 and the National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC) for students with disabilities.
Traditional assessments include the Qualls Early Learning Inventory which is a screener
for kindergarten students, the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, English Language Development
Assessment, Benchmark Science Exam, and End of Course Biology Exam. EXPLORE and PLAN are
administered at grades 8 and 10 respectively; these assessments provide information to aid students
in career development.
The exams required for college admission vary from one institution to another. Students should
consult with their high school counselors about which tests to take. Deadlines for registration
and test dates are included in this calendar. Late registration deadlines are not included.
Testing Dates 2014-2015
Date(s)
Assessment
Grade(s)
August 18 - Sept. 19
QUALLS (Kindergarten Screener)
Kindergarten
October 28
PLAN
Grade 10
October 28
EXPLORE
Grade 8
January 20 - 21
Biology Mid-Year End-of-Course Exam
Course Year
March 9 - April 10
PARCC Performance Based Assessments
Grades 3 - 11
March 16 - May 1
English Language Development Assessment
Affected Grades
March 16 - 17
Iowa Test of Basic Skills
Grades 1 - 2
April 14 - 15
Benchmark Science Exams
Grades 5 & 7
April 16 -17
Science Alternate Portfolio Due
Grades 5, 7 & 10
April 27 - May 22
PARCC End of Year Assessments
Grades 3 - 11
April 28 - 29
Biology End-of-Course Exam
Course Year
Testing Tips
1. Get plenty of rest the night before the test.
2. Eat a good breakfast the day of the test.
4. Work to maintain a home environment free of
unnecessary stressors.
3. Make sure the student is present every day
during testing.
The NEW Little Rock School District
Where WE Put Children First
Attendance Information
Attendance
Requirements
A child must be five years old on or before
August 1, 2014 to attend Kindergarten
for the 2014-15 school year. Children
registering for a pre-K program must be
four years old (or three years old for LRSD’s
three-year-old programs) on or before
August 1, 2014. Arkansas law requires
school attendance for children between
the ages of five and 17.
A City of Little Rock curfew requires
children to be in school during the school’s
normal hours of operation. Students
caught breaking this curfew may be
subject to police charges.
10-day Rule
Any student absent from daily attendance
for more than ten (10) consecutive school
days shall be dismissed or dropped from
the attendance records of the school
and school district. This is for cases when a
student is absent for ten (10) consecutive
days without the proper documentation.
Ark. Code Ann. § 6-18-213(f) (1)
Resolved/Unresolved
Absences
Absences are no longer counted as
Excused or Unexcused. A total of 12 or
more unresolved absences may result in
the denial of credit and/or promotion of
your child.
A parent or guardian is to notify the
school attendance office by noon
on the day of an absence or submit
documentation (from the doctor, dentist,
court or other appropriate documents)
within 48 hours to resolve an absence.
Failure to do so will result in an unresolved
absence.
Attendance Information
Testing and Evaluation
Testing and Evaluation
The student’ s building level
administrator will request a
conference with the student and
his/her parent/guardian to discuss
his/her daily attendance at the 5th
and 6th unresolved absence in any
one class during one semester, in a
block and regular schedule school
respectively. Before the 11th absence,
parent or guardian must petition the
school in writing for special arrangements
to address the student’s absences.
The District will count four or more class
absences in one day as a full-day absence in
regular schedule schools and three or more
absences in one day as a full day absence in
block schedule schools.
Excessive Unresolved
Absences
Excessive unresolved absences will
result in a referral to the City Attorney’s
Office for truancy prosecution in
accordance with Act 1308 of 1997.
When a student over the age of 14 is NOT
enrolled in school or has been expelled,
the school will notify the Arkansas
Department of Finance and Administration
(DF&A). DF&A may suspend the
student’s driver license if he/she in NOT
currently enrolled in school or has been
expelled from school until the student
provides satisfactory evidence that he/she
is attending school or has reached the age
of 18.
For more information refer to the LRSD
Student Handbook Attendance Policy &
Procedures.
Safe, Secure Schools
Please contact the Safety & Security
Department with any safety concerns at
Transportation
Transportation
447-2075 during normal business hours.
To leave a non-emergency message after
hours and holidays, call LRSD Safety &
Security at 447-2091. If you are missing a
child, call 911.
Planning for an
Emergency
Where should your child go if he or she suddenly
suddenly becomes ill or if school is unexpectedly
closed? Rapidly changing weather or acute health
problems could result in a sudden need for your
child’s dismissal. In the event a school is closed
early, a ParentLink call will go out to parents.
Check with your child’s school to be sure that your
emergency contact information is up to date, and
make sure your child knows where to go in the
event of an emergency. Download LRSD’s free
ParentLink app for up-to-the minute information.
Helpful Phone Numbers
The Little Rock School District provides
transportation for:
• Secondary students who live more than
two miles from their assigned schools
• Elementary students who live more than
one mile from their assigned schools
447-4130
447-4160447-4158
(athletic bus)
LRSD does not provide
transportation for:
• Pre-Kindergarten students
• Staff preference transfers
• Legal transers, School Choice options
and appeals
• Transfer-No-Transportation students
Special Needs transportation 447-7550
Please make any transportation requests
at your child’s school.
Bus does not arrive on time
Persistent bus difficulties 447-4142
Safety problems at a bus stop
or on a school bus447-2075
PCSSD student transportation 490-5760 982-9416
NLRSD student transportation 340-5150
Special Note to students who live outside the Little Rock School District and ride
buses to LRSD schools: In the event that LRSD schools are open and your “home” district is closed due to
inclement weather or other circumstances, your school bus will not run. Your transportation is provided by your
home school district, so you must secure your own transportation to school on these days.
• ParentLink phone call (after 5 a.m.)
• www.LRSD.org • On Facebook — www.facebook.com/mylrsd
• LRSD-TV on Comcast Cable channel 4 and U-verse channel 99
• On Twitter — www.twitter.com/lrsd • Local television & radio stations.
You may change your preferred contact method and time by logging on to
lrsd.parentlink.net (note: do not add www). You’ll needthe student id number and birth date.
The final decision concerning travel and student safety rests with the parents. If
school is closed for inclement weather or other reasons during the school year,
the missed days will be made up at the end of the school year.
Student Health
Immunization
Arkansas law states that a child who does not have the vaccines required
for his or her age cannot be admitted to school. You must show proof of
immunization at the school when your child enrolls in a new school. Note: There
are new immunization requirement for the 2014-2015 school year. Please
visit the LRSD Health Services at www.lrsd.org for details.
Student Health
The Little Rock School District follows
prescribed security and safety measures. LRSD
security officers are assigned to all elementary,
middle and high schools, and School Police
Resource Officers are assigned to each high
school, the Hamilton Alternative Learning
Academy, and all middle schools. LRSD also
has district-wide Mobile Security Officers who
monitor bus stops and the 300 buses that
transport students to and from school. All
LRSD school buses are equipped with a Zonar
GPS which is capable of tracking the buses in
real time. Additionally, all buses, except for the
magnet and majority to minority buses are
equipped with a security camera.
Decisions on closing school due to severe weather or other conditions may be
made the evening prior to the school day or very early in the morning. School
closings and delays will be announced via the following outlets:
Snow Days
Safety and Security
“Snow Days”
Safety and Security
Special Health Care Needs
Any student with special health care needs must have an Individual Health
Care Plan (IHP) with input from parents, nurses and physicians. Students with a
chronic condition such as asthma, food allergies, diabetes or seizures must have an
Emergency Action Plan written by the child’s physician or nurse practitioner. Please
tell the school nurse about your child’s health needs. If a student is hospitalized or
treated in an emergency room, a discharge note from the doctor is required for
returning to school. Check the LRSD Health Services page at www.LRSD.org for forms
and more information.
Student Insurance
LRSD has no liability for children’s accidental injuries on campus, so it is
important that parents consider the low-cost Student Accident Insurance provided
through an independent agency. Both school-time and 24-hour coverages are
available. Brochures with applications are available at all schools or on www.LRSD.org
under “Parent Resources.”
LRSD provides free athletic insurance for all students participating in
interscholastic sports sanctioned by the Arkansas Activities Association.
Subject
English
Class Little Rock
of 2015
Scholars
ACC
Research proves that children are more
successful in school when their parents are
active in the education process.
4 units
4 units
Mathematics
4 units
4 units
4 units
Social Studies
3 units
4 units
3 units
Science
3 units
4 units
3 units
Career Focus to include
1 unit of Technology
6 units
6 units
6 units
We invite and encourage you to visit your
child’s school. All visitors–including parents–
must report to the office for a visitor’s pass in
accordance with LRSD policies.
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2 units
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1 unit
1 unit
1/2 unit
Parent-Teacher Conferences
1/2 unit
1/2 unit
1/2 unit
Oral Communication
1/2 unit
1/2 unit
Physical Education
1/2 unit
1/2 unit
1/2 unit
22 1/2 units
26 1/2 units
22 units
3 1/2 units
1 1/2 units
—
26 units
28 units
22 units
Foreign Language
Fine Arts
Health & Safety
REQUIRED UNITS
ELECTIVES
TOTAL UNITS
New Graduation
Requirements
• Beginning with the 2014-15 school year,
students in grades 9-12 are required to
receive CPR training before graduating
from high school.
• Beginning with the entering ninth grade
class of the 2014-2015 school year, each
high school student will be required
to take at least one (1) digital learning
course for credit to graduate.
ADE Seals
• Complete the state’s recommended core
curriculum
• Earn a GPA of at least 2.75
Arkansas Scholars Seal
• Earn a grade of “C” or above in all courses
• Achieve a 95 percent or better attendance
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4 units
Parent Involvement
1/2 unit
record for every year of high school
Complete high school in eight
consecutive semesters
Complete at least three units each in
Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics
and four units in English.
Honors Seal/Little Rock
Scholars Seal
• Complete the units required for the
Little Rock Scholars curriculum
• Successfully complete a minimum of
eight Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP)
or AP courses over a four-year period
• Earn a GPA of at least 3.5
Students designated for valedictory or
salutatory recognition must complete
this curriculum.
The NEW Little Rock School District
Where WE Put Children First
Classroom Visitation
Parent-teacher conference dates are listed in
this calendar. These meetings provide a great
opportunity for parents to discuss their child’s
progress with his or her teacher. Conferences
with parents are extremely beneficial for
strengthening the important connection
between home and school.
Parent Involvement
The Title I Parent Involvement Program
promotes parent engagement in selected
schools. All LRSD schools utilize the six
standards for parent involvement and
engagement:
• Communication • Parenting
• Student Learning
• Volunteering
• Decision Making
• Community Collaboration
Parents become partners in the learning
process by attending workshops, receiving
training, and encouragement to work with
their children. District-wide workshops are
provided throughout the school year on various
educational and social topics to assist parents
and families in educating students. Each school
has a Parent Center containing important parent
and family information. A lending library is
located in the District Parent Involvement Office.
Materials may be checked out to assist parents
in encouraging students to perform better at
home and school. Call 447-3357 for more
information or visit www.LRSD.org.
Volunteer Activities
Parent Involvement
Graduation Requirements
Graduation Requirements
Parent-Teacher Associations
(PTAs) are your first opportunity for
involvement. The PTA Council, the
district’s organization of PTA presidents
and committee chairs, supports the
efforts of the schools and the district.
Greta Freeman (501-539-0273 or greta.
[email protected]) is PTA Council President for
the 2014-15 school year.
The Volunteers in Public Schools (ViPS)
program involves parents and other citizens in
the education of children. Volunteers serve as
tutors, mentors, classroom speakers, classroom
helpers and in many more capacities.
Partners in Education (PIE) brings businesses
and schools together to support education.
Businesses, large and small, are invited
to participate. Business partners recruit
employees as volunteers, make in-kind
donations and/or contribute funds to help
meet a school’s needs. If you are interested in
volunteering time or resources, please call
447-ViPS (447-8477) or visit www.LRSD.org.
Bullying
Bullying of any type has no place in a school
setting. The Little Rock School District will
endeavor to maintain a learning and working
environment free of bullying. Any student who
is a victim of bullying, who witnesses bullying, or
has reliable information that a student has been
a victim of bullying should report the incident to
the building administrator. The student’s identity
will be kept anonymous if he/she feels in danger
of retaliation. Bullying may also be reported
using the district’s ParentLink app. For more
information go to www.LRSD.org and select
the “Parents” tab. Anti-bullying is listed under
“General.”
Board of Directors
Board of Directors 2013-2014
The Little Rock School District Board of Directors hold regularly scheduled agenda meetings and board
meetings each month. Agenda meetings are on the second Thursday of each month at 5 p.m.,
and board meetings are on the fourth Thursday at 5:30 p.m. There are exceptions (shown in red)
to this schedule due to such occurrences as holidays and high school graduation ceremonies. Special
board meetings may be called by the board president on an as-needed basis. Meetings are held in the
board room of the LRSD Administration Building, located at 810 W. Markham St. Board meetings and
agenda meetings are broadcast live on LRSD-TV, LRSD.org, Comcast Cable Channel 4 or U-verse
Channel 99. Meeting dates are subject to change.
Norma J. Johnson
Zone 1
1622 Wolfe Street, 72202
375-5365
[email protected]
Term Expires 2014
C.E. McAdoo
Zone 2
Jody Carreiro
Zone 5
1 Tory Court, 72211
224-0742 (H) • 376-8043 (W)
[email protected]
Term Expires 2014
Tara Shephard
Zone 6
8700 Labette Drive, 72204
280-0914
[email protected]
Term Expires 2016
9800 Herndon, 72204
838-8448
[email protected]
Term Expires 2015
Leslie Fisken
Zone 3
Dianne Curry
Zone 7
5223 Sherwood Road, 72207
664-1096 (H)
[email protected]
Term Expires 2015
12405 Goldleaf Drive, 72210
297-4359 (C)
[email protected]
Term Expires 2015
Greg Adams
Zone 4
2413 Gristmill Road, 72227
773-4885 (C)
[email protected]
Term Expires 2016
Dr. Dexter Suggs
Superintendent
810 W. Markham Street, 72201
447-1005
The NEW Little Rock School District
Where WE Put Children First
Adult Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447-1850
Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447-2060
Business Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447-1089
CARE Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447-1880
Career & Alternative Education. . . . . . . . 447-1390
Child Nutrition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447-2450
Communications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447-1025
Curriculum/Educational Services. . . . . . 447-3320
Early Childhood/Elem. Literacy. . . . . . . . . 447-7360
Elementary Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447-1133
English as a Second Language. . . . . . . . . 447-3370
Health Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447-7380
2014-2015 LRSD School Board Meetings
Agenda Meetings
Regular Meetings
August 14, 2014 5pm
August 28, 2014 5:30pm
September 11, 2014 5pm
September 25, 2014 5:30pm
October 9, 2014 5pm
October 23, 2014 5:30pm
November 13, 2014 5pm
November 20, 2014 5:30pm
December 11, 2014 5pm
December 18, 2014 5:30pm
January 8, 2015 5pm
January 22, 2015 5:30pm
February 12, 2015 5pm
February 26, 2015 5:30pm
March 12, 2015 5pm
March 19, 2015 5:30pm
April 9, 2015 5pm
April 23, 2015 5:30pm
May 14, 2015 5pm
May 28, 2015 5:30pm
June 11, 2015 5pm
June 25, 2015 5:30pm
July 9, 2015 5pm
July 23, 2015 5:30pm
Zone 1: Baseline, Booker,
Carver, Central, Dunbar, Gibbs, King,
Mann, Metro/ACC, Rockefeller,
Washington, Woodruff ECC
Zone 2: Adult Ed. Ctr., Bale,
Brady, Franklin, Hamilton, Parkview,
Stephens
Zone 3: Fairpark ECC, Forest
Heights STEM Academy, Forest Park,
Hall, Jefferson, Pulaski Heights Elem.
and Middle, Williams
Human Resources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447-1100
Payroll. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .447-1084
Safety & Security. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447-2075
Safety & Security (24 hrs.). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447-2091
Secondary Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447-1136
Special Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447-1033
Zone 4: Fulbright, McDermott,
Roberts
Zone 5: J.A. Fair, Henderson,
Terry
Zone 6: Dodd, Geyer Springs
Gifted & Talented Academy,
Meadowcliff, Romine, Wakefield,
Western Hills, Wilson
Zone 7: Chicot, Cloverdale,
Mabelvale Elem. & Middle,
McClellan, Otter Creek, Watson
Student Hearing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447-3500
Student Registration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447-2950
Title I/Parent Involvement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447-3350
Transportation/First Student. . . . . . . . . . . 447-4130
Transportation/LRSD (Special Ed.). . . . . 447-7550
Truancy Hotline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447-SKIP
Volunteers in Public Schools. . . . . . . . . . . 447-ViPS
Academies
Forest Heights STEM Academy (K-8) 5901 Evergreen
St., 72205 • 447-2700
Geyer Springs Gifted & Talented Academy (Grades 1-5)
5240 Mabelvale Pike, 72209 • 447-4800
Early Childhood
Jefferson ¢ 2600 N. McKinley St., 72207 • 447-5000
Henderson 401 John Barrow Rd., 72205 • 447-2800
Martin Luther King, Jr. ¢ 905 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr.,
72202 • 447-5100
Mabelvale 10811 Mabelvale West Rd., Mabelvale, 72103
447-3000
Mabelvale ¢ 9401 Mabelvale Cut-off • Mabelvale, AR
72103 • 447-5400
Mann Arts/Science Magnet ê 1000 E. Roosevelt Rd.,
72206 • 447-3100
McDermott ¢ 1200 Reservoir Rd., 72207 • 447-5500
Pulaski Heights 401 N. Pine St., 72205 • 447-3200
Chicot Early Childhood Center ¢
(3- and 4-year-old pre-K) 11100 Chicot Rd., Mabelvale, AR,
72103 • 447-4100
Meadowcliff ¢ 25 Sheraton Dr., 72209 • 447-5600
Fair Park Early Childhood Center ¢ (4-year-old
pre-K only) 616 N. Harrison St., 72205 • 447-4400
Otter Creek 16000 Otter Creek Pkwy., 72210
447-5800
Rockefeller Early Childhood Center ¢
(age 6 weeks - 3 years [fee-based]; Pre-K
700 E. 17th St., 72206 • 447-6200
Pulaski Heights 319 N. Pine St., 72205 • 447-5900
J.A. Fair 13420 David O. Dodd Rd., 72210 • 447-1700
Roberts 16601 La Marche Dr., 72223 • 447-8300
Hall 6700 “H” St., 72205 • 447-1900
Rockefeller Elementary ¢ 700 E. 17th St., 72206
447-6200
McClellan 9417 Geyer Springs Rd., 72209 • 447-2100
Woodruff Early Childhood Center ¢ (3- and 4-year-old
pre-K) 3010 W. 7th St., 72205 • 447-7300
Romine ¢ 3400 Romine Rd., 72204 • 447-6300
Elementary Schools
Terry ¢ 10800 Mara Lynn Rd., 72211 • 447-6500
Baseline ¢ 3623 Baseline Rd., 72209 • 447-3700
Wakefield ¢ 75 Westminister Dr., 72209 • 447-6600
Bale ¢ 6501 W. 32nd St., 72204 • 447-3600
Booker Arts Magnet ê 2016 Barber St., 72206
447-3800
Brady ¢ 7915 W. Markham St., 72205 • 447-3900
Carver Basic Skills/Math-Science Magnet ¢ ê
2100 E. 6th St., 72202 • 447-4000
Chicot Primary ¢ (Grades K - 2) ,11100 Chicot Rd.,
Mabelvale, AR, 72103 • 447-7000
Dodd ¢ 6423 Stagecoach Rd., 72204 • 447-4300
Forest Park ¢ 1600 N. Tyler St., 72207 • 447-4500
Franklin ¢ 1701 S. Harrison St., 72204 • 447-4600
Stephens ¢3700 W. 18th St., 72204 • 447-6400
Washington ¢ 2700 S. Main St., 72206 • 447-6700
Watson Intermediate (grades 3 - 5) 7000 Valley Dr.,
72209 • 447-6800
Western Hills ¢ 4901 Western Hills Ave., 72204
447-6900
Williams Traditional Magnet ê 7301 Evergreen St.,
72207 • 447-7100
Wilson ¢4015 Stannus Rd., 72204 • 447-7200
Middle Schools
Fulbright ¢ 300 Pleasant Valley Dr., 72212 • 447-4700
Cloverdale Aerospace Technology Charter
6300 Hinkson Rd., 72209 • 447-2500
Gibbs Foreign Languages/International Studies
Magnet ¢ ê 1115 W. 16th St., 72202 • 447-4900
Dunbar Gifted & Talented and Int’l Studies Magnet
ê1100 Wright Ave., 72206 • 447-2600
The NEW Little Rock School District
Where WE Put Children First
High Schools
Central International Studies Magnetê
1500 S. Park St., 72202 447-1400
Parkview Arts/Science Magnet ê 2501 John Barrow
Rd., 72204 • 447-2300
Non-traditional
Schools
Accelerated Learning Center (ACC)
7701 Scott Hamilton Dr., 72209 • 447-1350
Hamilton Learning Academy
3301 S. Bryant St., 72204 • 447-4200 (Middle School)
447-3400 (High School)
Metropolitan Career-Technical Center
7701 Scott Hamilton Dr., 72209 • 447-1200
Symbols¢ Pre-k programs ê Magnet schools
810 W. Markham Street • Little Rock, AR 72201 • 501-447-1000
Student Registration Office 501 Sherman Street
Little Rock, AR 72202 • 501-447-2950
Para información en general, por favor
llame al: 447-3384. Para información
sobre matriculación, por favor llame
al: 447-2950.
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