Arkansas Charter School Awards
For more than 25 years, education’s most innovative community and school leaders have gone above and beyond to meet the needs of children in Arkansas. The charter school supporters, coming from diverse racial, socio-economic, and political backgrounds, are united by their shared belief in the life-changing effect of a high-quality public education. APSRC recognizes these individuals and schools at our charter school conference. Please use the links below to learn more about the awards and submit your nominations.
The deadline to submit nominations for the 2023 Charter School Awards is 4 pm on Friday, April 14.
Arkansas Charter School Teacher of the Year
The Arkansas Public School Resource Center is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Arkansas Charter School Teacher of the Year. Each public charter school campus in Arkansas may select one teacher as its Charter School Teacher of the Year and nominate that teacher for the Arkansas Charter School Teacher of the Year. The deadline to submit your nomination is 4 pm, Friday, April 7, 2023.
A selection panel assembled by APSRC will review the applications and select the Arkansas Charter School Teacher of the Year.
Candidates must meet the following minimum criteria:
- Must be skillful and dedicated teachers in grades kindergarten through 12.
- Must be engaged directly in instruction in a classroom setting for more than 70 percent of the individual’s contracted time.
- Instructional Facilitators must be engaged directly in instruction with students in a classroom setting for more than seventy percent (70%) of the individual’s contracted time to qualify.
- Librarians and Guidance Counselors are eligible to participate.
- Administrators are not eligible.
This recognition is not tied to the DESE’s Arkansas Teacher of the Year or the National Teacher of the Year programs.
Arkansas Charter School Trailblazers
The Arkansas Charter School Trailblazer Awards is presented annually to recognize outstanding schools that are implementing innovative best practices. The schools nominated should be helping “blaze a trail” for charter schools across the State and Nation as they branch out and explore new strategies. Open-enrollment and district-conversion charter schools may be nominated.
Nominate your charter school today and tell us about the innovation that’s occurring in your schools!
Arkansas Charter School Changemakers
The Arkansas Charter School Changemaker Awards is presented annually to recognize outstanding individuals who are making positive change in their school communities. The nominations should highlight the meaningful impact the candidate is making in their charter schools. Open-enrollment and district-conversion charter staff may be nominated.
Nominate your charter school staff members today and tell us about the impact they’re making in their schools!
Arkansas Champion for Charters
Many charter schools and their students benefit from the generous donations of time, energy, and support provided by industry partners and volunteers in their community. The Arkansas Charter School Champion for Charters Award will be presented to recognize charter school partners that support and enrich the educational experience for students who attend open-enrollment charter schools. Together, we are better and can do more for kids.
Nominate an individual or organization and tell us how they have been a champion for your charter!
Arkansas Charter School Leader of the Year
The Arkansas Charter School Leaders Awards is presented to APSRC Charter Leadership Institute participants who demonstrate exceptional professional growth and leadership.
Arkansas Charter School Hall of Fame
The Arkansas Charter School Hall of Fame will include individuals and organizations that have pioneered the development and growth of charter schools, implemented innovative ideas, and inspired others in the movement. From those who are inducted this year, one will be chosen to receive the Arkansas Charter School Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Arkansas Charter School Lifetime Achievement Award will be granted to an extraordinary individual who has devoted tireless passion in support of charter schools and dedicated his/her life to accomplishing significant results for the charter school movement.
Please complete the form to nominate an individual or organization for the Arkansas Charter School Hall of Fame. Nominations will remain open until April 7, 2023.