Welcome to the Arkansas Schools for Advanced Studies!

Our tuition free, public charter school serving grades 5-12 has four pillars that support its academic mission. The first pillar is “The New American Conversation,” which encourages students and faculty to engage in communal textual analysis of works fundamental to the American experience.
The second pillar is “Our Global Intellectual Inheritance,” which provides a true liberal arts experience with deep study of seminal and foundational readings across all core academic disciplines. The third pillar is “Student Scholarship,” which models the high school program on bachelor’s degree programs and includes a Transformative Senior Experience. The fourth pillar is “Engaged and Authentic Student Culture,” which encourages students to express their unique identities, fosters school spirit of openness, self-expression, and self-discovery, and engages students in service projects. Additionally, the school emphasizes the importance of hiring intellectually voracious and omnivorous teachers who serve as models for students on how to be thoughtful, compassionate, active, and engaged citizens.

Our Mission

The mission of the Arkansas Schools for Advanced Studies is to provide students with a world-class education based on the inherent joys of deep inquiry made manifest through a rigorous and advanced curriculum. Our program is centered on energetic civil discourse, seminar-style discussion classes, and engagement in authentic creative processes across disciplines, all guided by passionate teachers with deep content knowledge and broad interests.


Accelerated Academics, Scientific Discovery, Profound Discussions, Enlightened Minds

The Arkansas Schools for Advanced Studies is a new network of tuition-free, public charter schools that will open its first campus in NW Arkansas area for the 2024-25 school year.

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Virtual Prospective Parent Info Session

Learn more about our curriculum, admissions and
participate in a live Q & A on Zoom!

Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 10 a.m.