A word from Dr. Lance Arbuckle, building principal.
“During the third week in September, RogersNTHS had the honor of hosting several officials from the Arkansas Department of Education, the Arch Ford Coop, and superintendents from various central Arkansas school districts. The best part about these types of visits is when I get to share our learners with our visitors. After listening to a panel of our learners share their own individual educational experiences and how RogersNTHS has impacted them, our guests could not share enough how impressed they were with what they heard and saw. Once visitors to our building hear and interact with our learners it is obvious as to ‘what makes RogersNTHS special’.
We are now well underway on our third year as Rogers third high school and this year we accepted enrollment of our largest class to date. As of the writing of this article, RogersNTHS has 215 ‘rookie’ learners who are working hard to really understand what school in a one-to-one, project based, collaborative environment looks like. We have nearly thirty (30) juniors & seniors who have accepted the challenge of working in a college atmosphere by participating in our early college enrollment partnership through NWACC. We are also completing the planning process to offer internship opportunities in the community for our learners. At this point it seems safe to say our community (and our learners) have embraced fully doing education differently.
Oftentimes I tell our learners, RogersNTHS is their school. It is a school that exists for learners and it is their role and responsibility to make RogersNTHS what they want it to be. Our learners want RogersNTHS to be a special place, one that allows them the freedom to be the learner they know and want to be. A place that allows them to experience the three “R’s” in a context that stresses the importance of teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving. RogersNTHS is a great place to experience educational differently because of our learners.”