Why choose International Studies?


  • Create an appreciation and understanding of other countries and our similarities and difference

  • Focus on inquiry in themes of global significance

  • Encourage creativity and exploration

  • Provide opportunities for students to “think outside the box”

  • Present experiences for higher order thinking and problem solving

Our Goals Are Achieved By.....

  • Implementing a Standards-based math and literacy curriculum
  • Emphasizing non-traditional instructional methods that feature “discovery learning” opportunities
  • Offering Instructional program that are not textbook driven
  • Supporting Science and Social Studies curriculum that are “Project Based” and build upon topics of inquiry. 
  • Encouraging an intensive focus on writing in all curriculum areas
  • Providing opportunities to participate in Global Fairs, the Stock Market Game, Pen Pal Program
  • Offering progressive Spanish instruction at each grade level.

Thank you Community Partners....

Game and Fish Commission

City Water and Light

Craighead Electric

Local nurseries and lawn services

Arkansas State University College of Math and Science

Arkansas State University Bio-Tech Center

F.A.A.

Local Engineers, Architects, Business and Industry leaders

Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center

A.T.& T.

United States Postal Service

State and Local Elected Officials

Support Programs...

  • Reading and Math Support for students with academic difficulties
  • Learning Institute “chunk” testing to promote Benchmark test success
  • 2 state-of-the-art computer labs with instructional support software (including Rosetta Stone Spanish Software) 
  • Gifted/Talented services featuring both a pull-out and enrichment program
  • Literacy Lab Classrooms
  • School Based Mental Health services
  • Special Education programs including both resource and self contained classrooms
  • Sympodiums, projectors and student accessable computers(internet) available in every classroom
  • Current technology available for instructional use
  • After-school tutoring
  • Parent Centers
  • Book Clubs
  • P.E. Olympics
  • D.A.R.E. with graduation ceremony

 

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