Did You Know…?
Ash Grove Educational Programs
Did you know that…?
- Every elementary
classroom in the Ash Grove school district has “SmartBoard”
or “Promethian Board” technology in use?
- Ash Grove offers many
high school courses which can be taken as “dual credit” so the students
can earn college credit while taking high school courses?
- Ash Grove applied for
A+ designation from the state which will allow all qualifying graduates,
starting with the class of 2013, to receive two years of college education
- Ash Grove transports
juniors and seniors to Ozarks
College every day to take advanced technical
courses? Did you know that Ash
Grove Schools pays tuition for these students and that these students earn
college credit for these courses while in high school?
- Ash Grove has fed
every student attending summer school a free breakfast and lunch for the
last three years through a government grant?
- Ash Grove
Schools and community churches have partnered to send
food home with almost 100 needy students every weekend so they don’t go
hungry using a “backpack” program?
- Ash Grove operates a
free pre-school program for 30 students during the school year? Did you know Ash Grove operates two
licensed after school day-care programs for school-aged kids at both Ash
Grove and Bois D’ Arc so students don’t have to go home to an empty house?
- The Ash Grove
School District has
written and applied for a $600,000 FEMA grant which will help build a
school and community shelter/safe room in cases of inclement weather,
power outages, and tornados? Did
you know that if approved, the new FEMA shelter will include locker rooms,
a weight room, and an elementary gym/multi-purpose room which can be used
by the school and community for various events and athletic sports
Ash Grove offers
free athletic passes to all senior citizens in the district if they come to the
main administrative office and ask for one?
- Ash Grove does not
charge student fees for parking, playing a sport, or taking a class (i.e.
art, shop, band, etc.) like some area schools?
- You should be
absolutely proud of the Ash
School District and
what it accomplishes and offers its students?