Henderson State University will host 88 ninth and tenth graders from local school districts as the second year of an innovative educational opportunity in Clark County begins. The Arkadelphia College Preparatory Acadamy is scheduled to resume classes on Oct. 24 on Henderson’s campus. The program was designed as part of the High School Redesign Initiative of the Southwest-A Education Renewal Zone and the Arkansas Department of Education.

Leaders from Arkadelphia Public Schools, HSU, Ouachita Baptist University Ouachita Technical College, Dawson Educational Cooperative, Southern Bancorp, Ross Foundation, Clark County Strategic Plan, local business and community representatives and elected officials participated in the development of the Acadamy last year.

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