Principal: Marvin Burton
9715 Mabelvale Pike
Mabelvale, AR 72103
LRSD Southwest High will be a state-of-the-art high school campus covering 400,000 square feet of academic and athletic space and is slated to open in the fall of 2020 to students from JA Fair and McClellan high schools. This will be the district’s first high school to be built in over 50 years, and will be the new flagship high school for the state’s capitol city. The high school will combine the student populations of J.A. Fair and McClellan high schools, for a total student count of over 2000.
The Magnet program at LR Southwest is designed to prepare scholars for college and career options, as well as, real-world applications for the global society. Students will acquire skills and knowledge so they can 1) be well-prepared for college, 2) possess workplace readiness skills based on current industry needs, and 3) have career options for life.
LR Southwest is a part of the Ford Next Generation Learning (Ford NGL), spearheaded by the Little Rock Regional Chamber, in conjuction with North Little Rock School District, Pulaski County Special School District, and Jacksonville North Pulaski County School District to create and implement a community-centered, career-focused educational model to improve outcomes in the districts high schools. To learn more about Ford NGL and the many benefits this model presents for your scholar click here.
LR Southwest will offer a path for scholars insterested in studying a specific career area while in high school. The school currently offers 9th Grade Freshman Academy. In this academy scholars will increase their awareness of career opportunities, identify personal interests in potential careers, develop a plan for the remainder of their high school studies and ultimately select a career academy.
Beginning in the Fall of the 2021-22 school year, we will offer the remaining three academies, which are: 1) Aerospace & Medical Science, 2) Business & Computer Science, and 3) Leadership & Public Service. Each program of study will lead to an industry certification and/or college concurrent credit with Advance Placement (AP) scores.
Little Rock Southwest would love to have you be a part of the Gryphon Family. If you are new to the district or simply exploring your options, LR Southwest Magnet Highs School will meet and exceed your expectations.
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