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PARTNERS IN EDUCATION
Making the Difference in the Lives of Children
What is Partners in Education?
PIE is a volunteer program structured to build effective partnerships between the community and local school districts to promote and enhance student learning.
What is the vision of the partners in Education program?
- To lead others to meet the challenge of developing top-quality public education partnerships through expanded training opportunities, Lunch Buddies, Tutoring, and other contribution areas.
- To enhance the learning place and make students better prepared for future decision.
What can Partners offer students?
There are different levels of partnerships ranging from Lunch Buddies to Tutors to Circle Partners, all of which cover aspects of the PIE needs.
- Lunch Buddies
- Career Orientation
- School Event Participation
- Job Shadowing
- Christmas Sponsorship
- and much more!
What can being a Partner bring to a company or organization?
- Community Service Projects aided by students
- A better prepared workforce
- The satisfaction of making a difference in a child’s life.
2010-2011 Partners in Education
Craighead Electric, ARI
Paragould High School
Teleflora, Daily Press
School of 21st Century
GCT High School
Daily Press, Tenneco
Caps Plus, Iberia Bank
First National Bank
GCT JR. High
Black River Technical College
Woodrow Wilson Elem.
SubTeach, Whitby Law Firm, Allen Engineering
Ridge Kids Dental, TaMolly's
Oak Grove Elem.
Glen Sain Ford, ARI, Unico Bank
Glen Sain Ford, Garlock Rubber, Unico Bank
Paragould JR. High
What is Arkansas Scholars?
Arkansas Scholars is a program of the Arkansas Business & Education Alliance and the Paragould Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Local business leaders want students to do well in school. Many businesses have agreed to recognize the achievement of Arkansas Scholars status as a symbol of a high quality education.
If students meet the Arkansas Scholars' criteria throughout grades 9-12, they will be designated as an Arkansas Scholar. Business Leaders will hold a banquet for the student and their parents at the end of their senior year, and a seal naming you an Arkansas Scholar will be placed on your transcript. A growing number of employers are asking job applicants for high school transcripts, so having an Arkansas Scholars seal could improve your chances of employment.
If students follow the four criteria listed below during grades 9-12, they will acheive Arkansas Scholars status at the end of their senior year:
- Take the recommended courses that prepare one for post-secondary education or employment. This includes at lease three years of math and science, four years of English and three years of social sciences. Two years of a foreign language are encouraged.
- Make semester grade of "C" or better in all academic courses.
- Achieve a 95% or better attendance record. That is an average of less than than 9 absences per year.
- Complete their high school education in eight consecutive semesters.
Why should students be Arkansas Scholars?
- They are more likely to get a job after graduation.
- They are better prepared for addtional education after high school.
- They have a better chance for employment and higher income throughout their careers.
For more information, please contact Mary Beasley at (870) 236-7684.