Arkadelphia Promise Achieves 90 Percent Retention with Freshman Class

by George Waldon  on Monday, Apr. 2, 2012 12:00 am  

Jason Jones, executive director of the Arkadelphia Promise. (Photo by Michael Pirnique)

An added boost to the Arkadelphia Promise is a college preparatory class designed to help at-risk ninth- through 12th-graders improve their ACT scores and avoid remedial classes.

The charter class of this program will be graduating next month, and supporters hope the improved ACT scores of four to six points among nearly all the participants will result in even more college graduates.

"Our work on it has now drawn the interest of people in other communities," Kluck said.

Civic leaders in other parts of the state have visited with Arkadelphia officials in hopes of replicating the program.



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