Mamas, if you’d like to know about all the school options in Northwest Arkansas, mark your calendar for the Northwest Arkansas School Choice Festival, happening from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday, January 20, 2018 at The Jones Center in Springdale. (922 E. Emma Avenue) This is a FREE event that’s open to all families and includes door prizes, giveaways, refreshments, games, arts and crafts, free ice skating and free swimming.
This is the second year for the festival, which was a huge hit with local parents last year. The festival will give you information (and let you talk to representatives) from public AND private schools in our area. It’s a great way to efficiently gather information about all the school options, without doing tons of online research and calling around for more information. Here are the schools that will be featured at this year’s festival.
Family admission to the festival is free and the first 500 families will receive an event swag bag.
Be sure to also bookmark the Northwest Arkansas School Choice website, which is a great resource for parents looking to move their kids into a different school or for parents who are moving into the area. The organization’s goal is to enable families to make informed decisions about the location, environment and program focus to best meet each child’s educational needs. Click here to read more about Northwest Arkansas School Choice.
Also, you may want to download the Northwest Arkansas School Directory, which includes contact info for 18 traditional public schools, 10 private schools and 6 charter schools.
The Northwest Arkansas Schoool Choice Festival has once again been chosen as a Signature Spotlight Event for National School Choice Week 2018. You’ll probably see it mentioned during media coverage this week.
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin, and elected officials from throughout the state will be in attendance, as well as representatives from the Arkansas Department of Education.