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Smart Core Education
As students advance grades academics become increasing moredifficult. The state of Arkansas has two tracks that both lead tograduation from high school.
The first track is Core. In this track students will complete the basic classes required for graduation.
The second track is Smart Core. (This is not Common Core). In the Smart Core track students complete more rigorous courses and are more prepared for college and careers.
Tracks are determined when students begin 7th grade even though the courses do not begin until 9th grade, 8th grade if students are taking 8th grade Advanced Placement classes.During high school students can go back and forth between Core and Smart Core curriculum with written permission from the parent.
Harris Elementary wants all of our students to be prepared when the time comes to chose their graduation track. We are working diligently to prepare our students for the future. In the Smart Core track math and science are especially more rigorous.
Parents can locate more information about Smart Core curriculumon the Arkansas Department of Education website (www.ade.edu)
WHY SMART CORE?
* Qualify for scholarships
* Admission to college: Students completing the Core track may not receive admission to some colleges or may have to take remedial courses that will not count toward their final degree.
* meet graduation requirements
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