OEP Award for 2021: Our Founders Bentonville Upper School Campus (7th-12th grades) is recognized by the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas as a school where students demonstrated high growth on the ACT Aspire. As you may know, the OEP creates an annual report entitled the Outstanding Educational Performance Awards where they recognize schools with high student academic growth. Their belief is that growth is the best indicator of the positive impact our teachers and school are having on students.
In their High School Level report, Founders Bentonville High School received the award for High Overall Growth (Statewide).
Awards are based on the 2021 content growth score calculated by the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education. These growth scores reflect how much students at the school improved from 2019 compared to how much they were expected to grow considering prior achievement.
State Rewards and Recognition: Founders Bentonville is recognized as a 2021 Reward School from the Arkansas Department of Education’s Division of Elementary and Secondary Education!
Our K-6 grades ranked in the Top 5% in the state for Performance, and our 7-12 grades ranked in the Top 10% in the state for Performance. Our 7-12 grades were additionally recognized for achieving Top 10% Academic Growth in the state.
This year, the program recognizes the top 159 schools that achieved high student performance and growth on the state-required assessments in grades 3 through 10.
CSP Grant Award: Founders Rogers has been awarded $650,000 in start up funding through the APSRC Charter Schools Program Subgrant Competition. APSRC Charter Schools Program Subgrants are competitive grants for the purpose of funding startup and expansion activities, including planning and implementation and costs.