Parkview Arts/Science Magnet High School will provide its students with an innovative, diverse, and comprehensive curriculum that fosters academic growth and enables students to meet the challenges of the future. As a magnet school, Parkview will provide expanded and specialized studies in the fine arts and sciences in addition to rigorous curriculum.
Parkview is Arkansas' first and only complete interdistrict magnet high school with students from all three local districts. Students enrolled in the Fine Arts Magnet Program select an area of emphasis from the arts-dance, drama, instrumental music, orchestra, visual art or vocal music-and follow an expanded curriculum in their specialized area.
Elective courses include interpretive communication, acting, mime, children's theater, stagecraft, creative writing, jewelry, pottery, computer graphics, dance ensemble, lab singers, madrigals, stage and jazz bands.
The Science Magnet Program combines the high tech specialty science courses with a magnet curriculum that will prepare students for an undergraduate, pre-professional or technical major in the areas of medicine and health.
Science magnet students may choose from additional courses such as microbiology, organic chemistry, human anatomy and physiology, applied statistics, environmental health, technical writing, qualitative analysis, Advanced Placement (AP) biology, AP chemistry and AP physics. In addition to the specialized arts and science, Parkview is a comprehensive high school. The schedule of classes includes pre-AP/gifted classes and 26 AP classes.
As a result of Parkview's outstanding student body, enthusiastic faculty and enriched community involvement, we have been rated the number one high school in Pulaski County by the Arkansas-Democrat-Gazette; rated in the top 1 percent of national magnet programs and named Magnet School of Distinction by the Magnet Schools of Merit Committee; received the National Magnet School of Merit Award as conferred by the Magnet Schools of America; nominated as one of America's Best Schools in a program sponsored by Redbook; named as one of The Best High Schools in the state by readers of the Arkansas Times; and selected as a Blue Ribbon School for excellence and equity in education for all students.
Uniforms: Not Required School Website: www.parkviewmagnet.org
Partners in Education:
UA School for Medical Sciences
Arkansas Repertory Theater
Positive Atmosphere Reaches Kids (P.A.R.K.)