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Student atheles please review the NCAA Eligibility Check List below and take the steps required at your grade level in order to be eligibile for NCAA athletic scholarships. For more information about GPA and ACT/SAT requirements visit: www.2point3.org.

Freshman Ask your counselor for a list of your high school's NCAA core courses and make sure you take them. Study hard and earn good grades.

Sophomores Register at the beginning of the year at  www.eligibilitycenter.org. Make sure you take core courses on your high school's list of NCAA courses.

Juniors Check with your counselor to make sure you are on track to graduate on time. Take the ACT or SAT and submit  your socres to the NCAA using code 9999. At the end of the year, ask your counselor to send your official transcript to the Eligibility Center.

Seniors Take the ACT or SAT again, if necessary. Request amateurism certification after April 1. After you graduate, ask your counselor to sumbit your final official transcript with proof of graduation to the Eligibility Center.

LRSD Piloting New Cell Phone Policy at Five High Schools

Effective immediately, the Little Rock School District is piloting a new cell phone policy for the responsible use of cell phones at all five high schools for the 2015-2016 school year. The new pilot policy will allow students to have their phones in their possession, but they cannot use them, and the phones cannot make any noise at all, unless the use is authorized by the classroom teacher. LRSD recognizes the potential of cell phones and other electronic devices to be effective instructional tools and educational classroom resources.

According to the policy, JICJ, ‘Students are responsible for conducting themselves in a manner that respects the rights of others and minimizes any distractions that occur in the learning environment.’  To view the full policy governing the pilot use of cell phones at Central, Hall, J.A. Fair, McClellan and Parkview, click here.

The same disciplinary procedures currently in place for the possession and use of cell phones will apply to the unauthorized use of cell phones or electronic devices. Click here to view the 2015-2016 Student Handbook. See rule 24 regarding use of cell phones and other electronic devices on page 75.  Unauthorized cell phone use is a category 2 offense (see page 34).

All LRSD High Schools— 8:45 am – 3:50 pm

To accommodate the move from A-B block scheduling to a seven-period day an additional 5 minutes has been added to the school day at all high schools in the district. PLEASE NOTE: There is a typo in the student calendar, which INCORRECTLY lists the secondary school schedule as 8:45-3:55. Also, the schedule for grades 9-12 at Hamilton Learning Academy will be 8:45 am - 3:45 pm while the schedule for grades 6-8 will be 7:30 am – 2:30 pm.

The move to a seven-period day offers many advantages to student learning including more time with instructors. J.A. Fair, Hall and McClellan high schools will move to a seven-period day beginning this school year. Central, Parkview and Hamilton Learning Academy will keep the A-B Block Schedule and use the additional 5 minutes for announcements and to ensure a smooth transition between classes.

All LRSD middle schools except Horace Mann will have the same start and end time as last year— 8:45 am – 3:45 pm. Horace Mann will start five minutes earlier at 8:40 am but will also end at 3:45 pm.

Back to School 2015 Newsletter

Published by jackbgarvey on Tue, 08/04/2015 - 15:08

                                              Click here to read the Back to School 2015 Newsletter

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FHSA, McDermott and Fulbright Land on Top in myOn Reading Challenge

The results for the 2014-2015 myOn Reading Challenge are in and Forest Heights STEM Academy won the top spot with 23,579 books read. McDermott earned the number two spot with 21,259 books read and Fulbright came in third with 18,952 books read.

LRSD Security Officer Showcases Jefferson Jammers


This past fall, LRSD Safety and Security Officer Chad Henson began mentoring aspiring student musicians at the school where he is assigned, Jefferson Elementary.  Now, after six months of honing their horn skills, the talented students showcased their talents in an end-of-the-year musical performance on Tuesday, June 9th.


You may recall that Henson wanted to make a difference in the lives of students at Jefferson through music, but did not have instruments or the means to acquire them. Henson contacted the non-profit organization Art Porter Music Education, Inc. (APME) for help.  


The request aligned perfectly with APME's mission - to provide scholarships and to enhance reading, language and mathematical skills and other learning experiences" for students through music. Henson and some of Jefferson's fifth graders were on full display for a concert to remember.

LRSD Students Excel In Destination Imagination Competition

Students from Booker Arts Magnet and Pulaski Heights Middle School were among four LRSD schools that  participated in the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals in Knoxville, TN from May 19th - 23rd.

Booker Arts Magnet Jackson's Jaguars team placed 16th out of 82 teams competing in the scientific challenge, Making Waves. The team had to design and construct an incredible sound machine that produces two different sounds. They also created and integrated two visible displays of sound waves into the presentation. The end result allowed them to create and present a story that included a change to a faster or slower narrative pace.

Six Little Rock Schools Honored with Reward Funding

Six Little Rock Schools Honored with Reward Funding

By Communications Intern Jasmine Threatt with contributions from Tiffany Kidd

State legislators joined LRSD Superintendent Baker Kurrus this week in handing out ceremonial checks to district winners in the Arkansas School Recognition and Reward Program.  Six of the 215 schools being recognized statewide as high performing and gaining are in the Little Rock School District:   

  • Forest Park Elementary
  • Gibbs Magnet Elementary
  • Terry Elementary
  • Jefferson Elementary
  • Don Roberts Elementary
  • Williams Magnet Elementary


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