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district has embarked on a $220 million building and remodeling project and should have two new elementary schools open before the end of 2014. For more information, call 771-8000 or visit

ma’s Schools (Pre-K-6). The Academy at Riverdale, founded by the late Lt. Gov. Win Rockefeller and his wife, Lisenne, is a K-12 school for children with developmental disabilities. The Allen School serves children who have developmental disabilities from birth to age 5. For a list of private schools that are accredited by the Arkansas Nonpublic Schools Accrediting Association, call 803-3888 or visit

PULASKI COUNTY SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT The PCSSD has 16,778 students, with 24 elementary schools, six middle schools and seven high schools. For more information, call 490-2000 or visit


PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS There are 10 charter schools in Pulaski County: Academics Plus Maumelle (K-12); Arkansas Virtual Academy (K-8); Cloverdale Aerospace Technology Conversion Charter School (6-8); Covenant Keepers College Preparatory School (6-8); E-Stem elementary, middle and high schools (K-4, 5-8, 9-12); Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School (5-8); Little Rock Preparatory Academy (K-8); Lisa Academy (6-12 in Little Rock, K-10 in North Little Rock), Premier High School of Little Rock (9-12), and SIATech (9-12).

For more information on charter schools and all public schools in Arkansas, go to

PRIVATE SCHOOLS There are several dozen private schools in Central Arkansas, both religious and secular. Religious schools are affiliated with


the Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, Jewish, Muslim, Baptist, Seventh Day Adventist, Church of Christ and nondenominational faiths. Non-sectarian private schools include Pulaski Academy (K-12), The Anthony School (Pre-K-8), Chenal Valley Montessori School (K-8), Children’s House Montessori (K-4), North Little Rock Montessori (K-8) and Miss Sel-

Experience the power of public education.

ACCESS offers learning fundamentals for infants and toddlers and those with disabilities from six weeks to age 4. ACCESS Foundations’ classrooms serve children with disabilities ages 3 to 5. ACCESS Academy serves children with learning disabilities from kindergarten to age 21 with comprehensive education and life skills training. ACCESS Life is a day program for developmentally disabled adults ages 18-35 and offers vocational training along with academic maintenance. The Stella Boyle Smith ACCESS campus is located at 10618 Breckenridge Drive. For more information, go to

Pulaski County Special School District

Achievement in Action

The Pulaski County Special School District is putting achievement in action. The district’s facility and technology initiatives are providing students with state-of-the-art learning environments. Unique course offerings, diverse vocational specialties and state-winning athletics place our schools and students above the rest.

from Pre-K to Graduation Day! 501.234.2000

JANUARY 2, 2014


Arkansas Times - January 2, 2014  

Arkansas Times Native Guide 2014

Arkansas Times - January 2, 2014  

Arkansas Times Native Guide 2014