Russellville School District has four schools at the secondary level that encompass grades 5-12.
This fifth-grade year marks the transition from elementary schools to secondary schools; fifth grade shares a building with grades 6-7 in the Middle Level Complex. Fifth grade has adopted the Eureka Math curriculum, as well as the STEM scopes and PLTW Robotics for science. They also have a new literacy curriculum that aligns with the grades 6-8 English classes.
Middle school builds on the academic fundamentals of the elementary grades and fifth grade, ensuring a strong foundation for student achievement in junior high and high school with the core subjects of math, science, language arts and social studies. Students also benefit from the wide variety of exploratory classes in fine arts, band, physical education, computer technology and the introduction to Pre-Advanced Placement courses.
At the junior high, students continue to build on the academic fundamentals of math, science, language arts, and social studies. Students also may participate in enhanced core curriculum programs. These subject areas include: arts (fine art, band, choir, theatre arts), language acquisition (Spanish, and English for English Language Learners), Project Lead the Way classes (Engineering Design, Automation and Robotics, Design and Modeling), technology courses (Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST)), physical education (athletics, cheerleading, and dance team), and practical arts (Family & Consumer Sciences, Career Development, Computer Business Applications). Pre-Advanced Placement and Advanced Placement courses are also available.
Students attending Russellville High School have many options for study as they prepare for college and careers. Programs at the high school level develop both a strong foundation of general knowledge and skills and specialized competency in areas in which students have particular interests. Courses are offered in English, social studies, math, science, foreign languages, fine arts, health and physical education, and many occupational specialties. RHS offers 16 advanced placement (AP) courses and 30 hours of concurrent credit as well as a wide choice of athletics and other extracurricular activities. The RHS 1:1 Initiative provides all students at RHS with a Lenova Yoga ThinkPad, for an interactive classroom environment.
Students have the opportunity to take classes that match one of the 20 Career/Technical Education (CTE) pathways available at RHS. Students in the career pathways classes have the opportunity to receive college credit through Arkansas Tech University Ozark campus and receive industry level certifications.
The Arkansas Tech University Career Center located on the RHS campus is an extension of Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus and allows area students the opportunity to participate in nine industry-driven, job-specific programs that prepare students for immediate employment or further education after graduation. Students who participate can earn college credit hours before graduating high school, allowing them the opportunity to graduate college earlier and begin a successful career.
The Russellville School District is in compliance with the following federal civil rights laws: Title VI, of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX, of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504, of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which states that, “No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activities receiving federal financial assistance.”