Ashdown Superior Faculty Specified College of Innovation

Ashdown High University was recently notified that they have been selected a Faculty of Innovation.  The designation is dependent on AHS achieving plans set by the Department of Schooling and by giving proof that they experienced arrived at these aims from details and a website stop by last February.

Alongside with the application system, AHS created a student advisory board which is nevertheless in put.

In accordance to AHS Principal Kay York talking to her team and local community mentioned, “You have all been a aspect of this approach and I value your tips, guidance, and guidance.  We at Ashdown High will never be ‘finished’ as we know we can not stand still and stop challenging and shifting our college students ahead.  Making ready our younger people for higher education, and vocation is at any time-modifying and I truthfully do not think we would have been ready to make it through this year’s troubles had we not have been previously in a mentality of innovation.” 


AHS will have to present sizeable development toward targets that have been outlined in their SOI Software “with the function of reworking and improving training and studying in just two several years of acceptance of the application.”  Their 1st aim is to cut down the Accomplishment Gap, a person proof of this objective was that AHS was recognized by the Office environment for Instruction Coverage (OEP) at the College of Arkansas wherever learners demonstrated substantial growth on the ACT ASPIRE.

Targets 2, 3, 4 are to improve curriculum choices and broaden university/vocation readiness and inspire learners to have interaction in mastering. AHS has fulfilled and meeting these aims by:

  • Additional a occupation mentor to aid college students in job and school preparing
  • Weekly Advisory Class
  • Included a instructor cadet course for pupils wanting to go into the instructing career
  • Certifying college student tutors by way of the Countrywide Tutor Association – college student tutors are offered all through flex time
  • Increased concurrent credit history courses-learners can graduate with 24+ faculty hours and  increased opportunities for college students to go to regional colleges
  • Increasing career certification courses (CNA and Pharmacy Tech added) and partnering with Lockesburg Industrial Routine maintenance Institute
  • Executed Rapsodo software package to acquire true-daily life analytical data to prepare for obstacle professions in knowledge assessment (serious-world software with AHS Baseball Staff)

Purpose 5 was to completely transform the culture and climate.  AHS has been operating in direction of that intention by surveying the local community, mothers and fathers, and learners on the qualities of Ashdown graduates and utilised the effects to advise learning on campus.  AHS has formed sturdy neighborhood partnerships with those who are vested in the results of pupils.  Flexible scheduling has been made to let time for mentoring and educational aid for all college students.  Student desire and voice curiosity are apparent in the generation of  TV Generation, Espresso Store, E-Sports activities, college student-led tutoring, and advisory board.  Students at AHS are also able to love a revamped “commons area” which facilities around versatile seating, nutritious snacks, and a relaxed environment for understanding.

Ashdown Community College Superintendent Casey Nichols reported,  “Mrs. York and her employees at Ashdown Significant College have been ahead-wondering in their wish to turn into a School of Innovation and they have worked extremely hard to remove any barriers that college students might have to study and grow to be ready for their upcoming good results, irrespective of whether that be school or to be occupation-prepared.  We also recognize our mother and father and neighborhood users who were being a portion of the procedure.”

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