College & Career Readiness
At Pea Ridge, we strive to create a culture of College and Career Readiness. Our goal is for all students to be placed in a program of study by the end of 9th grade. By graduation, our goal is for each student to either enter the workforce or continue into higher education. We are dedicated to ensuring our students leave Pea Ridge with the hard and soft skills that will make them successful at the next level. We aim to achieve this by providing programs of study focused on post-graduation preparedness, advising, and hands-on opportunities.
We recently hosted our first annual College and Career Fair! Our students had the opportunity to connect with many schools and businesses, learn from industry professionals, and get their questions answered! Check out this highlight video featuring students, staff, and business professionals. Stay tuned for more CCR events and opportunities coming soon.
Student Success Plans
Our CCR team has developed a robust Student Success Credentialing Process and Course Planning Document to provide our students with even more opportunities for advancement. Pea Ridge Student Success Plans consist of the Student Success Credentialing Process & Course Planning Document.
The Pea Ridge Public Schools, in conjunction with Arvest, would like to recognize students who have completed their student success portfolio with credentials in all 8 areas of the graduate profile. These students will be awarded in their Senior year at an event where their family and peers can celebrate their achievements.
- 7th Grade Certification: Technology & Digital Age Literacy Certificate
- 8th Grade Certification: Career Awareness & Exploration Certificate
- 9th Grade Certification: Aesthetic Literacy Certificate & Community Involvement & Awareness Certificate
- 10th Grade Certification: Programs of Study Proficiency Certificate
- 11th Grade Certification: Employability Skills Certificate
- 12th Grade Certification: Content Knowledge Certificate & Communication Certificate
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Programs of Study
PRSD wants to see every student succeed! That’s why we connect grades K-12 with programs of study that can them obtain skills and experiences that guide them to an interesting and meaningful career.
Pea Ridge Schools offers nine programs of study! Learn more about each program below.
College Prep Dates
ACT Registration & Dates
Pea Ridge will be hosting the ACT on October 23, February 12, and July 16.
CCR is committed to partnering with local businesses to provide hands-on, real-world opportunities to our students. Learn more about some of our partnered businesses below.
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Dr. Joe Rollins
Stay tuned for upcoming opportunities for students to connect with mentors, advisors, and internships from our partnered businesses!
If your business is interested in partnering with Pea Ridge, please answer a few brief questions so we can connect with you.
A great way to fund college is through scholarships! We encourage students to apply for as many scholarships that they are eligible for and interested in. Scholarships can open so many doors of opportunity!
Please log in to your Pea Ridge email to access the Scholarship Links below.
10th Grade Keystone Teacher
9th Grade Career Ready Teacher
8th Grade Career Development Teacher
7th Grade Key Coding and College Readiness Teacher
Monday - Thursday: 7:30-4:00
Pea Ridge School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin or disability in any of its policies, practices or procedures.
There are two pathways offered at Pea Ridge in the agriculture education department, before a student pursues a specific pathway they must first complete the foundational course.
- Survey of Agriculture: Credit 1, Semester 2, Prerequisite: None
A foundation course for all agricultural programs of study. Topics covered include general agriculture, FFA, leadership, supervised agricultural experiences, animal systems, plant systems, agribusiness systems, food products and processing systems, biotechnology, natural resources systems, environmental service systems and power, structural and technical systems.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT EVENTS:
- Creed Speaking
- Livestock Evaluation
- Horse Evaluation
- Poultry Evaluation
- Veterinary Science
- Agricultural Mechanics
- Agricultural Electricity
- Food Science
- Dairy Products
- Nursery and Landscape
ANIMAL SYSTEMS PATHWAY
Students will explore hands-on projects and activities to learn the characteristics of animal science and work on projects and problems similar to those that animal systems professionals such as veterinarians, livestock producers, animal scientists, embryo technologists, livestock buyers, animal nutritionists, livestock geneticists, USDA inspectors, meat science researchers and feedlot specialists face in their respective careers.
- BQA: Beef Quality Assurance
- YQCA: Youth for the Quality Care of Animals
CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONTESTS
- Livestock Evaluation
- Horse Evaluation
- Poultry Evaluation
- Veterinary Science
POWER, STRUCTURAL, AND TECHNICAL PATHWAY
Students will explore hands-on projects and activities to learn the characteristics of agricultural mechanics and work on projects and problems similar to those that power, structural and technical professionals such as machine operators, diesel mechanics, agricultural engineers, heavy equipment maintenance technicians, equipment and parts managers, welders, machinists, electricians, GPS technicians, plumbers and masonry specialists face in their respective careers.
Computer Science and Technology
The Computer Science Networking/Hardware pathway exposes students to the methods used to program and communicate with servers and routers. They will study and learn many protocol standards used in industry and career paths. Depending upon each student’s primary interests and strengths, their learning can culminate in one or both ITS certifications in Networking or Networking Security.
Both pathways will teach students how to effectively communicate, collaborate, and persevere. In addition to teaching cyber ethics and professionalism.
Well qualified students may also gain college credit through NWACC by taking and completing a semester of PROG 1003.
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Audio Visual Technology
The objective of this course is to teach students the many facets of television production and an
appreciation of the art of film. Students will learn how to make short productions by becoming proficient in the
use of basic television studio equipment and off-line computer editing equipment. Students will learn why
critical television and film watching is important, in our roles as both viewers and producers.
Students will also learn the techniques and setup of live production during sporting events and other school
activities. Jobs included in this aspect of production will include producer, camera operator, audio technician,
director, replay tech, on air commentator, and graphics design
TV Production follows, as much as possible, a “teach paperless” philosophy. There is no textbook for
this class; instead, students will view teacher-produced material and real-world examples, covering a range of
subjects pertinent to video and film production.
Students will be responsible for creating video projects. Working in small teams, they will conceive and
produce their own news packages, promos, commercials, and/or short films through the process of pre-
production (scriptwriting), production (shooting), and post-production (editing). Ideally, these projects should
demonstrate and apply creative technique in order to communicate effectively and contribute artistically.
Students agree in advance to use all equipment, including cameras, computers, editing systems,
monitors, video and audio mixers, and related gear, in a safe and responsible manner.
Students will learn industry terms in order to communicate and understand each job role played during the
Students will also be expected to play a role outside the classroom during live productions, such as football and
basketball games, as well as other school activities.
Marketing and Business
- Technical Design & Applications
- Marketing Business Enterprise
- Small Business Operations
- Technical Design & Application
- Digital Marketing
- Markets & Analytics
Students participating in the marketing and business pathway will develop skills for entry-level design concepts. Students can earn certifications in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Autodesk CAD, Autodesk Revit, Makerbot, NOCTI, Job Ready.
Graphic Design Fundamentals – This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to create graphic works using industry-standard hardware and software for a variety of purposes and outputs. Areas of study include the understanding of the industry history, terminology, color, design principles, typography and ethical and legal issues related to graphic designers. Emphasis is placed on layout design and the creation and manipulation of graphics and how they are applied in today’s industry standards.
Intermediate Graphic Design – This course is designed to build upon basic knowledge and skills learned in Graphic Design Fundamentals. Students will be acquiring additional knowledge and skills needed to create graphic works using industry-standard hardware and software for a variety of purposes and outputs. Areas of study include the understanding of the industry history, terminology, color, design principles, typography, photography, web graphics, animation and ethical and legal issues related to the graphic design. Emphasis is placed on layout design and the creation and manipulation of graphics and how they are applied in today’s industry standards.
Advanced Graphic Design – This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to create graphic works using industry-standard hardware and software for a variety of purposes and outputs. Areas of study include the understanding of the industry history, terminology, color, design principles, typography and ethical and legal issues related to graphic designs. The main emphasis will include layout design and the creation and manipulation of graphics and how they are applied in today’s industry standards.
Design Lab – Simulated experiences of theory-based content from the courses Intermediate Graphic Design and Advanced Graphic Design at a higher level.
Automation, Technology & Manufacturing
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