ABOUT US

Our integrative approach

CROSS-SECTOR PARTNERSHIPS

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Future School collaborates with K-12 educators, higher education and community organizations/businesses to cultivate college, career and world-ready graduates.

REAL-WORLD INTERNSHIPS

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Internships, culminating with a final student portfolio, complement classroom experience at Future School, by connecting educational experience with career exploration, goal setting, and preparation.

INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY

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Future School students will utilize technology as a 21st century tool in all aspects of their education through one-to-one student devices, integrated technology in core coursework and technology-focused electives.

PROJECT-BASED CLASSROOMS

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Our hands-on, project-based, deeper learning instructional model is intentionally cross-curricular and utilizes real-world scenarios to connect with Fort Smith businesses and service organizations wherever possible.

PERSONALIZED CURRICULA

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At Future School, our students work with their advisor, mentor and parents to design and implement a personalized learning plan customized to their interests, learning style and goals.

STUDENT CHOICE

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Future School provides real opportunities for our students to make informed choices and develop their voice as young leaders in our community.

From our parents and partners…

“The fact that it’s student-led is huge and amazing.”

“I work with students in alternative education, so that’s why I’m here, just looking for other alternatives.”

“This could be an answer for those kids, just like mine, who just don’t fit in that box, they just don’t thrive in it, and I’ve been excited about it ever since.”

“I’m a little jealous; I wanted to go to a school like this. I was in a traditional school as well. I’m here because I believe in what Future School is doing. I wonder how can we prepare our youth for their future? There are a lot of people who want to help you.”

“I work at a local business and was encouraged to get involved. My boss thought that my opinion would be valuable to the community.”

“I have a granddaughter who could be more engaged. Her self-esteem is low and I want to help her. I think this program will really help her. She’s going into the 9th grade. That’s why I’m involved.”

“I have a daughter, she’s grown and gone, but she has done so many things I never expected her to do. I think if she had a program like this, it would really help her to do more.”