School Profile


School Profile

WASHINGTON Academy Charter School

An Alternative Learning Environment for the Texarkana Arkansas School District

A School of Choice

Enrollment: Serving approximately 85 – 100 students;

students enrolled in TACTC vocational classes;

students are in the work program;

students participate in varsity sports at Arkansas 

High School

  • Serves grades 9 – 12 with an emphasis on the indvidual student needs. Each student receives a comprehensive evaluation upon acceptance in order to establish an indidualized graduation plan.
  • All of the teachers are certified as well as highly qualified. There is a certified counselor on staff. The student ratio is on average in the classroom is 12: 1.
  • The curriculum at Washington Academy is aligned with the Arkansas State frameworks; the students receive a highly rigorous curriculum with high expectations.


Washington Academy Charter School's purpose is to provide

  • An alternative choice for educating TASD students;
  • Provide needed assistance to at-risk students;
  • Provide an option for credit recovery to enable students to have an opportunity for graduation;
  • Increase student achievement and success in the learning environment;
  • Provide vocational opportunities to students to help provide career options;
  • Incorporate technology in the classroom to help promote the success of all students; with computer based/teacher instruction recovery programs;


Washington Academy Charter School provides social, educational, and work related activities for students:

  • College campus tours – Texarkana College, Texas A & M University – Texarkana, University of Arkansas – Hope, University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff, Southern Arkansas University – Magnolia
  • Dress for Success program – students dress for where they are going, in terms of their future profession, to give students a chance to goal set.
  • Job Shadowing Program – Students are allowed to shadow the Director and Counselor at Washington Academy– (students selected from the Dress for Success program)
  • Arts Smart campus – Artists from TRAHC integrate the arts into the classroom.
  • Community service opportunities;
  • Occupational/Vocational centers visits – Nursing program, Culinary Arts program, Welding program and auto mechanics program;
  • Interview skills seminars;
  • Workforce training;
  • Mentoring opportunities in our elementary schools







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