Arts in education is especially important to me. Inspired teachers in our education system is crucial in developing inspired human beings.

Madi Diaz  

   American singer/songwriter

About Arkansas Arts Academy (AAA)

We are a K-12, lottery-based, open-enrollment public charter school focused on artistic excellence through the integration of exceptional Visual and Performing Arts Pathways in combination with high academic standards in all core content areas.

At Arkansas Arts Academy, we recognize that our students have inherent and unique gifts and abilities. For this reason, the basis of student learning will be formed by the acknowledgement, exploration, and development of these talents within an environment of continued cultivation of self-awareness and community consciousness. Our outstanding faculty in numerous visual and performing arts, and core learning areas are ready to guide and support your student on their learning path. AAA also provides many additional, special opportunities for on and off campus learning by inviting special guest instructors and incorporating museum partnerships with our curriculum.

Enrollment is free and open to all.
Located in Rogers, Arkansas, AAA has a student population of approximately 1220 students from 21 communities within a 50 mile radius of our K-6 and 7-12 campuses. Students are enrolled based on grade level availability and will be held on a waitlist using a lottery system as enrollment spots become available.

The four pillars that guide AAA:

  • Academics

  • Mastery of the Arts

  • Arts Integration

  • Museum Initiatives

These concepts drive our vision and mission statement and are part of our Family Engagement education. Educating our families and community on our purpose and focus helps ensure that all we do is guided by who we are.

Why Arts Integration?

Through arts integration we offer students the opportunity to make meaningful connections between the core disciplines (English-Language Arts, History-Social Studies, Math, & Science) and the visual & performing arts. Using this interdisciplinary teaching practice, non-arts and arts content is taught and assessed equitably in order to deepen students’ understanding of both.

Family and Community Engagement

The purpose of the Family and Community Engagement Plan is to create an inclusive and comprehensive strategy that supports our families as their students complete their academic journeys.

Please click below to read the full Family and Community Engagement Plan in its entirety.

AAA offers many opportunities for parents to become engaged with staff and students, whether it is one of the weekly museum trips or performances and other meeting opportunities. Elementary PTA provides fundraising events throughout the school year, including Spirit nights at local restaurants. Designations are made on how to accomplish each requirement in the school improvement plan. At Arkansas Arts Academy elementary and secondary campuses, families are offered a variety of ways that they can be involved in students' educational experiences and have their voices heard by administration as we work together to shape policies and practices that enhance the schools. These opportunities include serving on a variety of school committees, attending Family Engagement nights held throughout the school year, volunteering during the school day or during performances, and joining local parent-teacher organizations.

As an open enrollment public charter school, Arkansas Arts Academy is keenly aware of the importance of using the entire community as a resource to meet instructional needs. Arkansas Arts Academy actively builds and sustains partnerships with organizations such as: local Rotary Clubs, local Kiwanis chapters, the Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce, the Rogers Public Library, the Rogers Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Shiloh Museum, the Pea Ridge National Battlefield, the Amazeum, the Museum of Native American History, Ozark Guidance, the Samaritan Community Center, Summit Counseling, and Teen Action and Support Center among others.

These community organizations support our students and their families by:

  • Providing scholarships for students to allow participation in leadership activities

  • Providing access to research and literary material outside of the school

  • Providing an extension to the classroom to enhance student learning

  • Meeting the basic needs for students or supporting student emotional and mental health

For more information or to schedule a campus visit, please contact the Arkansas Arts Academy District Office at or call (479) 631-2787.