Providing education opportunities for every student
in Conway County, Arkansas
CORE VALUES & CRITERIA
Conway County School Counts instills in students the importance of developing skills and attitudes that help them succeed in the workforce for an improved quality of life. To be eligible for financial assistance, students must embrace the following core values and criteria.
These criteria correlate with the skills needed in today’s workforce of quality; work attendance, persistence, and goal setting.
“I always give my best effort.”
No transcript grade lower than a “C.”
“I finish what I start."
On schedule to complete high school in four consecutive years.
“I show up for work.”
Achieve a 90-95% attendance record each year for Grades 9 – 12.
“I go the extra mile."
Take more than the minimum number of credits required by the state for graduation.
School Counts in Numbers
STUDENTS IMPACTED ANNUALLY
YEARS OF STUDENT IMPACT
SCHOOL COUNTS GRADUATES
ABOUT SCHOOL COUNTS
School Counts has a permanently endowed fund held with the Arkansas Community Foundation to support post-secondary education for any Conway County high school student who meets the School Counts criteria to attend UACCM.
School Counts Benefits Every Student in Conway County. More than 3,400 students from kindergarten through 12th grade hear about School Counts and its four core values every year from their teachers and the School Counts counselor. Students are encouraged to do their best work to earn good grades, always attend class, do more than is required and finish what they start. These core values will help prepare them for a competitive workforce and high paying job.
CURRENT 9-12 GRADE STUDENTS
Students have the opportunity to take general education or technical education classes at UACCM during high school. If students meet the criteria, School Counts will provide financial assistance along with UACCM.
Beginning with the 2019 graduating class, a Conway County graduate who has met the School Counts criteria will receive a high school diploma AND be eligible for tuition assistance up to $1,500, including a $250 tuition waiver for students enrolled in a general education or a technical program at the UACCM, renewable for up to 4 semesters.
A special perk of attending an Arkansas Community College is that students who plan to transfer to a 4-year Arkansas university may do so after graduating from a community college, and pay the same hourly rate they paid at their community college! This is a wonderful financial perk that helps students and parents afford that secondary education.