Academics Plus is a public charter school in Maumelle, Arkansas. Our school was founded to provide an educational experience to every child that is focused on a rigorous curriculum designed to prepare students for college. It is our goal that every child, regardless of race, ethnic origins, national background, or socioeconomic status can receive a high quality education, equivalent if not surpassing a private school, at no cost.
There's no such thing as "a typical charter school." Understanding the charter idea will help families and other interested people understand why there is so much difference among the schools.
So what is the charter idea? Briefly, it is that families should have free, public school options beyond what is offered by the local district. This provides new options for families, and creates competition for school districts. Each charter would have considerable freedom to hire faculty, create a distinctive curriculum and program, and establish special features that make sense to the faculty and families involved in the school. In exchange for greater freedom, charters are expected to improve student achievement, or be closed. The charter idea builds on four fundamental American values:
Thirty-nine states and the District of Columbia have adopted the charter idea, producing more than 3600 charter schools in the United States. All charter schools are free, and open to all students. They do not have admissions tests, and must be non-sectarian. Each charter has a contract (hence the name 'charter') with its sponsoring organization, outlining its goals, methods of measuring student progress, and what the school must do to have its contract renewed. However, charter schools vary enormously in philosophy, size, curriculum, focus, method of instruction, and location. The differences among these schools also help explain why it is vital for people to look closely at individual schools, rather than make generalizations about whether every charter school is a good (or bad) place for a student. A youngster might thrive in one charter, and not in another.
Academics Plus Charter School (APCS) enjoys a reputation for student performance and academic rigor. We have a proven curriculum that exhorts our pupils to excel in their personal achievement. Our faculty is deeply committed to student learning and the student experience! Established in 2001, APCS not only offers strong core curriculum, but we also offer art, drama, foreign language options, physical education, and computer science through our core program.
We are a safe and positive school in which individual excellence and community involvement is fostered. It is the expectation of each member of our family, from Trustee to faculty and staff to students and their families, to treat each participant and visitor we encounter with respect and dignity. This allows each of us, faculty and students, to develop and learn to our maximum potential. Each student, as well as his/her family members, are regularly encouraged to be actively involved in the school, community and their choice of faith based activities so that we individually and collectively set and achieve high goals both individually and socially. In addition to academics, we offer an extracurricular program that meets a variety of needs and interests for both student and their parents including student government, sports and clubs, including:
At APCS we recognize that many prospective students and their families may be unclear about the role and responsibilities any Charter School holds within the local educational environment; and, specifically what the advantages of placement in Academics Plus Charter School are. To ensure that our constituents are fully aware of what APCS is, and is not, please make special note of the following FAQs:
1. An unparalled collegiate program available to all high school students
2. Small class sizes insure that personal attention is given to each student
3. Impressive growth seen from all students that have attended our school over the years
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4. Supreme academic excellence achieved by our students
5. ALL children should be given an opportunity at a quality education!
Academics Plus Charter School (APCS) is dedicated to providing employment opportunities to any qualified applicant regardless of race, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. We offer a harassment-free and drug/alcohol free workplace with opportunities for professional fulfillment achieved through responsibility, accountability, and creativity. It is our belief that people support what they help create; therefore, the faculty and staff of APCS are actively encouraged to participate in the quality assurance of our processes and procedures so that no child will be left behind; and, that no member of our family is left without a clear vision and the appropriate resources to be successful in their chosen career. APCS offers competitive pay and quality benefits in addition to year-round pay and summer vacation.
APCS accepts unsolicited applications for all employment positions on a continuing basis. Currently, APCS has a specific need to fulfill the following positions: