Students in third through twelfth grades are given the opportunity to explore the many methods of art at Abundant Life with various tools, media, processes, and techniques. Third and fourth grade students meet one day a week. Fifth grade students meet two days for art and sixth grade meet three days a week. The seventh and eighth grade schedules are similar with seventh meeting on Monday and Tuesday each week and the eighth grade meeting Wednesday through Friday. We currently offer two sections of senior high art. Students are encouraged to use many unique ways to communicate their ideas visually with a wide variety of art experiences. They also enjoy the opportunity to glorify God through many of their art projects and murals during the school year. The use of the Word of God in their art work is encouraged and incorporated into many classroom activities.
All art students will:
*Learn basic art concepts such as the elements of principles of art
*Learn fundamental art techniques and skills
*Learn to experiment with different types of media
*Learn to examine, evaluate, describe, interpret, and respond to famous works of art
*Gain an appreciation for art
*Gain confidence in their ability to create quality art
Beth Pool currently teaches art at Abundant Life School. She is a graduate of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro with a BSE degree in Art Education K-12. She also has Vo-Tech certification in Commercial Art and fifteen hours toward her master’s degree. Mrs. Pool has been with Abundant Life for nine years and has been teaching art for 22 years.
We use the Abeka curriculum and King James Version Bibles in our Secondary Bible classes. Our goal is that Bible will be each student's favorite class. Most of the points received in these classes will come from class participation in daily discussions and Scripture memorization. We stay sensitive to the Lord's leading in each class, but especially in Bible. We want this class to help equip each student for the day-to-day life they face now and the challenges that lie ahead.Read More
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September 7---Last day for Registration for Oct. 6th SAT
September 8---ACT Test
September 21—Last day for regular registration for 10/27 ACT
Melissa Tatum from UCA will be at ALS at 12:30 PM in the church fellowship hall. All Juniors are required to attend. Optional for Seniors.
September 25—Sara Bradberry from ASU-Jonesboro will be at ALS at 12:30 PM in the church fellowship hall. All Juniors are required to attend. Optional for Seniors.
October 5—Last day for late registration for 10/27 ACT
October 6—Arkansas Tech Preview Day 10:30 AM
October 27—ACT Test
Coca-Cola Scholarship Program—must be a high school Senior, U.S. citizen, have a 3.0 GPA, and plan on pursuing a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution. 250 scholarships are given out. For more information and to apply go to www.coca-colascholars.org
Wendy’s High School Heisman- For Seniors. You must have a “B” average, participate in sports and be involved in your community and extra-curricular activities. One male and one female will be chosen from our school. For more information and to apply go to www.WendysHeisman.com
ACT – www.act.org
www.number2.com – Free online SAT and ACT test preparation
www.inaflash.com -- ACT and SAT study materials
www.March2Success.com -- Free online test preparation course
www.actonlineprep.com –ACT preparation
FAFSA – www.fafsa.ed.gov
Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship-- www.adhe.edu
Airforce ROTC Scholarship—The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to high school seniors who are interested in joining Air Force ROTC in college and willing to serve as Air Force officers following completion of their Bachelor’s degree. For more info go to www.afrotc.com/scholarships/high-school
African American Future Achievers Scholarship—The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance for college African American high school seniors. Selection is based on a 2 page statement, high school transcripts, a letter of recommendation and financial need. For more info go to www.rmhc.org/what-we-do/rmhc-u-s-scholarships
Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship—The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to entering or continuing undergraduates who demonstrates qualities of leadership, diversity, integrity and academia. For more info go to www.akmsf.com
First Freedom Student Competition—The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and reward high school seniors who submit outstanding essays or videos on religious freedom. For more info go to www.firstfreedom.org/education/students.html
Haz La U Scholarship Program of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund—The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to Hispanic American high school seniors who are interested in working on their first undergraduate degree. For more information go to www.hsf.net/Haz_La_U_Scholarships.aspx
Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship—The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and reward, with college scholarships, high school seniors and college freshman who submit outstanding essays on a healthy lifestyle. For more info go to www.fitnessexercises.tv
Helping Hands Book Scholarship Program—The purpose of this scholarship is to provide high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students with funds to purchase textbooks and other study materials. Applications and more information is available in the Guidance Couselor’s office.
2012 INFO - to be updated:
Davidson Fellows Scholarships---Go to www.davidsongifted.org/fellows for more information. Preliminary application form is due January 16th
Odenza Marketing Scholarship---For more information go to www.odenzascholarships.com
Best Buy Scholarships---Best Buy will award up to 1,200 scholarships for $1,000.00 to qualifying students in grades 9-12. This is a non-renewable scholarship. For more information go to https://bestbuy.scholarshipamerica.org Scholarship applications are due 2/15/12
SMART Scholarship----(Science, Math Research for Transformation) information on this scholarship can be found at http://smart.asee.org/about/eligibility
Sallie Mae Fund First In My Family Scholarship Program----The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to Hispanic American students who are the first in their family to attend college. For more info go to http://www.hispanicfund.org/programs/college/scholarship
All In One Scholarship----Must submit a transcript and write an essay. 2-$1,000 scholarships will be awarded. All materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2012 . Winners will be announced April 15, 2012. For more info or to apply online go to http://allin1applications.com/scholarship
Little Rock 9 Foundation Scholarship----Applicant must be a Senior, 3.0 GPA, plan on attending a 2 or 4 year university, demonstrate financial need, and be a U.S. citizen. Applications are in the Guidance Counselor’s office. Deadline is January 31st, 2012.
ADHD Scholarship Program----For more information and to apply online go to http://www.shireadhdscholarship. Scholarship deadline is March 30, 2012.
GPA Isn’t Everything Scholarship----Must have a 2.0 to apply. Apply online at http://www.Cappex.com/scholarships. Deadline is January 31, 2012.
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program---More than 1,100 students were awarded 4.2 million dollars through this scholarship program last year. For more information go to www.buickachievers.com. The deadline for this scholarship program is Feb. 29, 2012.
Law Enforcement Education Program Dream Scholarship—This scholarship is available to high school seniors interested in preparing for a career as a law enforcement officer, police-fire dispatcher, corrections officer, fire fighter or emergency medical technician. They will begin accepting applications Feb. 2012. Applications are available in the guidance counselor’s office. For more information go to www.leepusa.com/scholarships.html
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program—This scholarship will award 20 college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship with a $10,000.00 renewable award. Entry deadline is Feb. 17, 2012. For more information go to www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships
Scholastic Art Awards—Scholastic has many scholarships and awards for young artists and writers in grades 7-12. Go to www.artandwriting.org and click on scholarships to view the contests and awards.
Seventeen Magazine Annual Fiction Contest—Applicants must submit a fiction short story up to 500 words in length. Seventeen magazine will award a $5,000.00 scholarship and publication of the story in Seventeen magazine. Go to www.seventeen.com/fun/articles/official-rules?click=m Mother Elnora Johnson Scholarship—The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to high school seniors who are interested in going to college and demonstrate a commitment to the values and vision of Mother Elnora Johnson. Must have a 3.0 GPA, 3 letters of recommendation, high school transcript, and an essay (up to 250 words) on “How My College Education Will Help Me Make a Positive Impact on My Community”. This award is presented to applicants who demonstrate the values of Mother Elnora Johnson, a “love of God, hard work, and education”. For more info go to www.wilsonfund.org/ElnoraJohnson.html
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs National Scholarships—The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance for college to African American high school seniors. Open to all African American high school seniors planning to enroll in an accredited college or university. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and submit an essay (at least 300 words) “ Why Education is Important to Me”. For more info go to www.nanbpwc.org/ScholarshipApplications.asp
R. Preston Woodruff, Jr. Scholarships—The purpose of this scholarship to provide financial assistance to residents of Arkansas or students attending a postsecondary institution in the state. Applicants may enter online or by submitting a postcard with their name, address, telephone number and name of their educational institution. Once selected the student must enter a 500 word essay on an assigned topic. For more info go to www.asla.info/collegeplanning/woodruffscholarship.htm
Sam Walton Community Scholarships—the purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to high school seniors. Must have a 2.5 GPA. There are more than 2,500 of these scholarships awarded each year. For more info go to www.walmartstores.com/CommunityGiving/8732.aspx
Hispanic College Fund Scholarships—Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and Hispanic heritage. For more info go to www.scholarships.hispanicfund.org/applications
Women’s Army Corps Veterans’ Association Scholarship—this scholarship is open to high school seniors who are the children, grandchildren, nieces, or nephews of Army service women. Must have a 3.5 GPA. For more info go to www.armywomen.org
American Association on Health and Disability Scholarships—open to high school graduates who have a documented disability and are accepted by an accredited college or university. For more info go to www.aahd.us/page.php?pname=ScholarshipProgram
FEEA Regional Scholarship---Parent must be a Federal Employee, student must have a 3.o GPA and plan on enrolling in a 4 or 2 year degree program. Applications will be available in January and FAQ sheets can be found in the Guidance Counselor’s office or by visiting www.feea.org/index.php?option=com_content&task
JFK “Profile in Courage Essay Contest” Scholarship—the deadline for this scholarship is Jan. 7, 2012. Info and guidelines can be found in the Guidance Counselor’s office or online at www.jfklibrary.org
KFC’s Colonel Scholars—apply for this scholarship online at www.kfcscholars.org. Scholarship registration for the class of 2012 will begin Dec. 1, 2012
Most Valuable Student Competition—this contest is for a high school senior pursuing a 4 year degree. This award will be judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need. Applications can be found in the Guidance counselor’s office or online at www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mus.cfm
Dorothy E. General Scholarship—this scholarship will provide financial assistance to African American students of any state who plan on attending college in any state. Must demonstrate financial need, academic competence and leadership of African American students. Applicants must plan on pursuing a career in the medical field. For more info go to www.seattlefoundation.org/page10004940.cfm
Dupont Challenge—This is an essay contest open to all 7th thru 12th graders. The essay must be between 700 and 1000 words and deals with a scientific or technological development, event or theory. There were 32 scholarships given to the senior division and 22 in the junior division in 2011. For more info go to www.thechallenge.dupont.com
Footlocker Scholar Athletes—All applicants must be involved in high school sports, have a 3.0 GPA, be college bound anticipated Fall 2012, be born on or after 9/1/91, be a U.S. citizen and NOT be an employee or family member of an employee of Footlocker. For more information go to www.dosomething.org/footlocker/application
The AXA Achievement Scholarship—This scholarship is awarded to high school seniors who demonstrate outstanding achievement. 1 winner from each state is chosen. You must apply ONLINE by December 1, 2011. Go to www.axa-achievement.com
Burger King Scholarship---Must be a high school senior and have a 2.5 GPA. The scholarship is $1,000.00. 320 of these scholarships were awarded last year. To apply online go to www.haveityourwayfoundation.org/bksp_scholarship_eligibility.html
College Scholarship Program of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund—for graduating high school seniors and be of Hispanic heritage. Apply online by Dec. 15, 2011. Go to www.hsf.net/Scholarships.aspx?id=460
The American Legion Arkansas Chapter is offering a scholarship for high school seniors. Applications and eligibility requirements can be found in the Guidance Counselor’s office.
The Arkansas Governor’s Commission on People with Disabilities will award several student scholarships on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, community involvement, goals and the specific challenges you face due to your disability. Information and applications are in the Guidance Counselor’s office.
The Allison Justiss Scholarship Foundation will award a scholarship up to $12,500 to one senior from the state of Arkansas. The recipient must volunteer a minimum of 100 hours at Baptist Health’s Little Rock campus during the Fall Semester of their Senior Year, have a 2.5 GPA, make a 19 on the ACT and write a 250 word essay. Application deadline is March 1, 2012. More information can be found in the Guidance Counselor’s office.
The Horatio Alger Association has awarded over $70 million dollars in college scholarships to deserving students. Scholarship criteria include high school graduation 2012, commitment to pursue and complete a Bachelor’s degree and U.S. citizenship. Applications and additional information can be found at www.horatioalger.com/scholarships. Deadline is Oct. 30, 2012.
Army ROTC scholarships are available. Students who are interested can find detailed information and applications at www.goarmy.com/rotc
Little Rock Spouses Club Scholarship—Must be a high school senior and be a dependent child of an active duty or retired member of the U.S. Armed Services (which includes the full time active duty Guard or Reserves). See Mrs. Harrison for more information and an application packet. Deadline is March 31, 2012
The Phillip Wise and Richard Brittle Memorial Scholarship—These scholarships were established in memory of Salvation Army Majors Phillip Wise and Richard Brittle. It will award one music scholarship and one general education scholarship. The amount for each scholarship is $1,500.00. Applicants must live in Pulaski, Lonoke, Saline and White counties, be accepted into a post-high school educational institution and submit an essay. The essay must be one page long and explain why they qualify for the scholarship. The essay can be submitted via e-mail to
or mail it to the attention of Maj. Jim Taylor 1111 W. Markham St. Little Rock, AR 72201
Regions Bank Riding Forward Scholarship—In honor of Black History Month, Regions is offering the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest. They will award 25 $5,000.00 scholarships to high school seniors in the Regions banking areas (Arkansas is one of 16 states included in that area). You must write a 500 word essay about an African-American past or present who has inspired you. You can enter online by typing in Regions Riding Forward Essay contest in your search engine. Deadline is Feb. 29, 2012
Financial Aid –
www.fundmyfuture.info -- Arkansas scholarship information service
www.asla.state.ar.us – Arkansas Student Loan Authority—information about funds for Arkansas students
www.scholarships.com – scholarship search engine
www.studentaid.ed.gov -- Information about U.S. government funds for college
www.fastweb.com – scholarship search engine
www.finaid.org -- excellent site answering questions about financial aid
www.blackexcel.org/200-Scholarships.html -- Listing of 200 minority scholarships
NCAA Clearinghouse-- www.ncaaclearinghouse.net
www.collegeboard.org – College Board
www.collegedata.com – Online college advisor
www.campustours.com -- Virtual tours for many campuses plus links to their websites
www.arkansashired.com -- Arkansas colleges and financial aid
www.essayedge.com/college/essayadvice/samples -- Information and sample college application essays
www.degreesearch.com – Search engine for job training and degree programs
www.bls.gov/oco -- Career information
www.work-ed.state.ar.us – Apprenticeship programs in Arkansas
http://dwe.arkansas.gov -- Occupations/Careers, job outlook, estimated earnings and required education
http://online.onetcenter.org – Career exploration
www.ajb.dni.us – Nationwide database containing almost 1.5 million jobs
The Abundant Life Middle School is made up of 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students. Classes include Bible, math, science, history, English, physical education and fine arts. Special projects and events throughout the year make learning exciting and fun. All students present book report projects and earn rewards in our school Accelerated Reading program.
The Fifth grade students take part in a mock Greek Olympics, wax museum and Arkansas tour field trip as part of their study of history. They also participate in science lab activities that include dissecting a frog.
The Sixth grade students put on a “Pioneer Day” for the younger students and compete in a Geography Bowl each year. Trips to Space Camp and Blanchard Springs Caverns allow the students to get hands on science experience. The students especially enjoy making and launching their own rockets.
Seventh grade students are eligible to take part in junior high athletics including the school basketball and track teams. A student-led praise team is another activity in which our seventh graders can participate.
All middle school students are encouraged to compete for a place on our school teams that compete in the state-wide Math Olympics and Spelling Bee. Lunch Bunch is a special program that rewards students for responsible behavior with lunch out at local restaurants.
Students are encouraged to participate in planning social activities and service projects through our Middle School Student Council. Social events include a “kick-off” party and a Valentine Dinner. Our service projects include a Thanksgiving Food Drive, Penny Drive, Charity Bake Sale and collecting clothes for a Christmas Closet.