Virtual Arkansas Career Education Campus

    We are an Arkansas-based program that is implemented through a partnership between the Arkansas Department of Education and the Arkansas Education Service Cooperatives. We provide an array of quality digital courses to public school students in Arkansas and utilize Arkansas licensed instructors. Virtual Arkansas serves approximately 200 districts and over 30,000 student registrations. We are not an online high school or a diploma-granting institution but are a resource for supplementing education for public school students. Students who are enrolled in a public school may be enrolled in Virtual Arkansas courses by the local school administration.

    Working closely with the Arkansas Department of Education and the Arkansas Department of Career Education, we provide a career focused curriculum addressing both the national and state career cluster standards. Students gain a solid foundation of career awareness and explore opportunities found within their chosen career pathway.

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    The CTE Campus of Virtual Arkansas, the Dawson Center for Distance Learning, provides full service courses in the following national career clusters: Arts, Audio Visual Technologies and Communication, Finance, Health Science, Law, Public Safety Corrections and Security and Marketing Sales and Service.

    Virtual Arkansas full service courses provide access to an Arkansas certified instructor and aligned curriculum within a modified blended learning environment. We utilize web-based applications to deliver courses in an equitable, efficient, and effective manner. Three days a week, students are given access to an interactive online curriculum. Two days a week, students are engaged with their instructor using a web-based application that transmits audio, video, content, and chats. Our courses are online courses but we provide access to the instructor on a regular basis.

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Director of CTE Campus

James Malcom
phone: 870-246-3077

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Amanda Rauls
phone: 501-428-4104

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Director of Academics

John Ashworth
phone: 501-477-2781