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.
Senior Night: February 21st from 4:30-6:30. Arkansas scholarship support, Fafsa assistance, and essay support for scholarships.
Middle School Professional Pathway Day: March 17. This event is a dedicated time in our student’s schedules that allows them to hear from members of our professional community! More info 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.
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 Link 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.
The Fine Arts pathway is designed to provide students interested in art opportunities to gain an appreciation of art, experience with different artistic mediums, develop compositional skills and more. Course offerings include stage performance, band music, studio art, 2-D design and more.
Art I – Art I is a full year course designed for the student interested in art. The course is designed to build basic drawing skills and experience a broad range of mediums. A variety of media and projects is provided to encourage the development of compositional skills using the elements of art according to the principles of design. The student will also gain an appreciation of art. Counts toward Fine Arts graduation requirement.
Ceramics I – Ceramics I is a course designed for students who have successfully completed Art I. Ceramics I is a teacher-directed and/or student-directed course in which students further explore, apply, and move toward mastery of the elements of art and principles of design. Student art will demonstrate evidence of complex problem-solving skills, higher order thinking, risk taking, imagination, and innovation. Students will exhibit art and will assemble portfolios that reflect personal growth in the media, techniques, process, and tools used to create complex 3-D compositions. Student compositions will cover a breadth of subject matter and will demonstrate successful completion of Ceramics I student learning expectations. NOTE: Recommended lab fee of $15 for materials
Art II – Art II is a full year course designed for the advanced art student to further sharpen drawing skills and composition development. A variety of media and projects are provided to encourage the development of compositional skills using the elements of art according to the principles of design. The student will also further develop drawing skills. Prerequisite: Art I
AP Studio Art: 2-D Design – The AP Studio Art Program consists of three portfolio exams—2-D Design, 3-D Design, and Drawing—corresponding to the college foundation courses. Portfolios allow flexibility of coursework while guiding students to produce college-level quality, artistic investigation, and breadth of work. The 2-D Design portfolio addresses two-dimensional design issues and involves decision making about how to use the elements and principles of art in an integrative way. Students’ portfolios demonstrate skills and ideas developed, refined, and applied throughout the course to produce visual compositions. Students may choose to submit any or all of the portfolios. Portfolios are evaluated based on standardized scoring descriptors aligned with skills and understanding developed in college foundation courses. PREREQUISITE: ART I, NOTE: This course can be open to 10th grade students with teacher recommendation.
AP Studio Art: Drawing – The AP Studio Art Program consists of three portfolio exams—2-D Design, 3-D Design, and Drawing—corresponding to the college foundation courses. Portfolios allow flexibility of coursework while guiding students to produce college-level quality, artistic investigation, and breadth of work. The Drawing Portfolio is intended to address a very broad interpretation of drawing issues and media that can be addressed through a variety of means, which could include painting, printmaking, mixed media, etc. Students may choose to submit any or all of the portfolios. Portfolios are evaluated based on standardized scoring descriptors aligned with skills and understanding developed in college foundation courses. PREREQUISITE: ART I. NOTE: This course can be open to 10th grade students with teacher recommendation.
Band/Instrumental Music I-IV – High School Band is for students who play woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Marching band begins in mid-August and continues through football season. The band performs at games, pep rallies, and parades. Members of the Band also perform several concerts throughout the year, including ASBOA Region Concerts. Further, the marching band participates in both regional and invitational marching contests. Counts toward Fine Arts graduation requirement.
Advanced Ensemble (Ridgetones) – The Ridgetones is an advanced ensemble for guys and girls. This ensemble will perform musical selections from pop, rock, Broadway, and other vocal genres. Members of the Ridgetones will be in the premiere vocal ensemble at PRHS. The Ridgetones will perform at community and school events, as well as choir competitions and concerts. Counts toward Fine Arts graduation requirement.
Musical Theatre – Musical Theatre Workshop focuses on developing your singing/acting/movement skills in a variety of musical theatre performing styles. This class lays the foundation for musical theatre song performance through learning to use your own personal voice type to sing different kinds of songs, learning to analyze the lyrics to find out how to communicate the story through vocal and physical expression, and learning to develop the character in order to bring the song to life through both singing and acting. Students will begin to build their audition portfolio, and develop auditioning skills. The class forms an ensemble performing group that learns and performs songs from a variety of musicals and shows. Students will also learn to overcome stage fright, and build their confidence through in-class solo and small ensemble performances. Students will perform in productions throughout the school year.
Theatre I-IV – In Theatre students learn and demonstrate mastery of theatre academic and performance skills. Students will explore theatre fundamentals, analyze and interpret scripts, evaluate artistic work, and use those evaluations to deepen the meaning of their work. Counts toward Fine Arts graduation requirement.
Stagecraft I-IV – Stagecraft is a two-semester course which provides students with both exposure to and experience in all elements of technical theatre, including scenery, props, lighting, sound, costumes, and makeup. The four strands emphasize creating, performing/presenting, responding and connecting. In Creating, students generate ideas and original tangible works. In Performing and Presenting, students perform tasks associated with technical theatre and present their work to others. Through Responding, students examine works already created by themselves, their peers, or others to analyze the artistic merit and refine work. Through Connecting, students discover connections between theatrical works and historical, societal, and cultural contexts. Stagecraft II allows students to advance their skills in all elements of technical theatre through practical experience, with new instruction in design. Stagecraft III allows students to deepen their understanding and advance their skills in specialized elements of technical theatre, which could include scenery, props, lighting, sound, costumes, and/or makeup. Counts toward Fine Arts graduation requirement.
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.
The Education pathway provides students interested in becoming educators with the relevant psychological, sociological, and philosophical foundations, a basis of human development, and field experiences in educational tech.
Intro to Education – Introduction to Education is a semester course designed for students who are prospective teachers. The course integrates psychological, sociological, and philosophical foundations of education with concurrent involvement in field experience. During the semester, students will complete at least 25 hours of observations and field experience at the five district campuses.
Educational Technology – This semester course represents an initial course and a field experience for those pre-service teachers pursuing a teaching license. The emphasis in this course is to introduce students to foundational concepts while integrating course-driven field experiences in the public schools. Students should strive to connect theory and content into observed professional practice. During the semester, students will complete at least 25 hours of observations and field experience at the five district campuses.
Human Growth and Development – Human Growth and Development is a semester course designed to provide students with an overview of the major physical, cognitive, emotional, and social issues relating to human development, focusing on how these issues develop and change across the life span. This course is taken online with NWACC.
The Culinary Arts pathway is designed to expand students’ knowledge in the culinary arts profession, including food preparation, production, management, and services.
Family and Consumer Science – Family and Consumer Sciences is designed to provide students the basic information and skills needed to function effectively. They are expected to function within the family and within a changing complex society. The students will study child growth and development, wardrobe planning and selection, garment construction, consumer practices, nutrition, meal planning, preparation and service, family and individual health, interpersonal relationships, and FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America). This course should help students develop basic life skills that promote a positive influence on their quality of life.
Culinary Arts I – Culinary Arts I is a one-year course designed to expand students’ knowledge in the culinary arts profession. The course emphasizes the study of
kitchen staples, principles of cooking, soups, stocks and sauces, dairy products, eggs, fruit and vegetables, grains and pasta cookery, meat cookery
and principles of baking. Upon completion of this course, students should have attained basic skills needed for entry-level employment in the food
service industry, customer relations, purchasing and storage of foods, cooking techniques and principles of baking.
Culinary Arts II – Culinary Arts II is a one-year course designed to expand students’ knowledge in the culinary arts profession. Emphasis is on the study of sauces, garde-manger, advanced meat preparation, advanced poultry preparation, fish and shellfish, candy making, chocolate, advanced baking and pastries, plating, presentation and garnishing, and career opportunities. Upon completion of this course, students should have attained basic skills needed for entry-level employment in the food service industry, customer relations, purchasing and storage of foods, cooking techniques and principles of baking.
Food Production, Management, and Services – Emphasis in this course is given to the development of competencies related to employability; technology in food production, management, and services; sanitation and safety; nutrition as related to food service; serving of food; purchasing, receiving, and storing of food supplies; production and management of food use, care, and storage of large and small commercial food service equipment; menu planning; and modified diets.