Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Highly Effective Schools Accreditation Applications Due April 23rd, 2021

Memo Information

Memo Number
Memo Date
Memo Type
Central Administration
Regulatory Authority
Response Required
Federal Programs; Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; Test Coordinators; Gifted & Talented Coordinators; Curriculum Coordinators; School Counselors; District Coordinators (ALE; Homeless; ESOL; SDFS & Foster); Parent Involvement Coordinators/Facilitators; CTE Coordinator (COOPs and regular school districts)

Primary Contact Information

Memo Reference

No references available.

Memo Text

The Office of Education Renewal Zone (ERZ) is sponsoring schools in becoming accredited as a Highly Effective School.  The guidelines for applying are in the attached document.  All applications are due by April 23rd, 2021.  Applications may be submitted to  

Why Receive Highly Effective Schools Accreditation? (Click on the link for more information)

Through Highly Effective Schools Accreditation, you will:

  • Validate the high-quality work being done across your school community
  • Align your school improvement efforts to the PLC at Work process and HRS mode
  • Identify implementation gaps and develop growth area action plans
  • Receive formal assessment and evaluation of your school’s progress from our team of PLC and HRS experts
  • Demonstrate your commitment to quality to community stakeholders and parents

For additional information, you may contact one of the following Educational Renewal Zone Directors:

Jill Clogston, 870-972-2049,

Dr. Tracie Jones, 870-460-1713,

Dr. Roger Guevara, 870-235-5014,

Lindsey Swagerty, 479-575-3641,

Print Memo

Share this memo