March 25, 2020
Due to the school closures stemming from COVID-19, the Arkansas Department of Education has issued the following important information to Arkansas schools regarding your graduation requirements:
Seniors who are on track to graduate and in good standing as of the 3rd nine weeks reporting period will be considered “as meeting the graduation requirements” for the state of Arkansas. Seniors who were not on track must be given the opportunity for credit recovery. Students enrolled in courses for weighted credit, such as AP, should still receive weighted credit regardless of the ability of a student to take an AP or other assessment.
For MHHSCA seniors, this means that your teachers will reach out to you during the week of March 30-April 3 to discuss your 3rd nine weeks grade for their classes and to determine if you will need to continue coursework in their classes in order to obtain a passing grade. Below you will find a few clarifying points:
If you are not passing a course, you will be required to continue your coursework until you have earned a passing grade.
If your 3rd quarter grade is already passing, you will still have the opportunity to continue your coursework in order to improve your grade or in order to prepare for an AP exam.
If you are a senior in our FlexPath program or are taking a Virtual Arkansas course, you will hear from your online teacher and/or Mrs. Gatewood to discuss your grades and course completion.
All senior coursework must be completed by May 8, 2020. Keep in mind, you MUST communicate with your teachers via email or Google Classroom so they can document your plans.
Seniors who are enrolled in an AP course will receive more information about how they should proceed with regards to AP testing on April 3. All students enrolled in AP classes this year will receive weighted credit -- whether or not they take the AP exam.
Seniors enrolled in courses at ASUMH will continue with their coursework as directed by your instructor in order to receive college credit.
Seniors will be offered opportunities for support with FAFSA, scholarship applications, and other post-secondary opportunities through the MHHSCA Counseling office and the College/Career coaches. Information is pushed out through the Senior Google Classroom and by email. If you have specific questions or concerns, please email your counselor and/or your College/Career coach.
We understand that you will have additional questions about prom, graduation, and the events leading up to graduation. We want you to know that we plan to have these events as scheduled or at a later date if necessary. As soon as we have more information about dates and activities, we will share that with you. Please check your school email and your Senior Google Classroom daily for additional updates. As always, you can also reach out to your teachers or administration with questions.
I want you all to know how much I appreciate your hard work, patience, and understanding as we navigate these uncharted waters. This is certainly not the way I wanted your senior year to end, but we will do our best to see that you all have as many special, memorable experiences as possible.
Mountain Home High School Career Academies
A-K Counselor: Heather Hatman - firstname.lastname@example.org
A-K College & Career Coach: Vanesa Roberts - email@example.com
L-Z Counselor: Stephanie Caraway - firstname.lastname@example.org
L-Z College & Career Coach: Tracy Stephens - email@example.com
Assistant Principal: Steve Morris - firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Principal: Mary Beth Russell - email@example.com
Principal: Brent Bogy - firstname.lastname@example.org