HCA, Career-Tech deadlines extended

The deadline to apply for the Hope Collegiate Academy at the University of Arkansas-Hope or the UAHT Secondary Career and Technical Education Center has been extended to Thursday, July 1, 2021. 

Students who will be entering the 10th grade can apply to the Hope Collegiate Academy. Students must be enrolled or be eligible to become enrolled as Hope Public School District (HPSD) students and meet the collegiate academy entrance requirements to attend. The academy is a public school that is free of charge and is located on the University of Arkansas-Hope campus.

The Hope Collegiate Academy is a partnership between HPSD and the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana. The goal of the academy is to provide students with a three-year curriculum that allows them the opportunity to complete a high school diploma and an associate degree simultaneously. To view a short overview video of the Hope Collegiate Academy click here: https://youtu.be/qhTfYaz3AtQ

Interested students must submit a collegiate academy application and college entrance scores by July 1, 2021. To apply, visit https://www.uaht.edu/hope-collegiate-academy/.

Students who will be entering 11th or 12th-grade next school year at Texarkana Arkansas, Arkansas Virtual Academy, Ashdown, Blevins, Fouke, Genoa Central, Hope, Lafayette County, Nevada, Prescott or Spring Hill high schools can sign up now for UAHT Secondary Career Center classes. To apply visit, www.uaht.edu/secondary-career-center.

The Center provides area high school juniors and seniors with the unique opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school at no charge. The Center’s curriculum serves as an extension of the high school curriculum offerings by providing students with hands-on experiences in a variety of career fields taught by UAHT Faculty.

Certificates of Proficiency are offered in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (UA Hope campus only), Industrial Maintenance Technology, Information Technology: Coding, Medical Professions, Certified Nursing Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician, and Welding Technology.

Contact your high school counselor to enroll. To schedule an Accuplacer exam, visit www.uaht.edu/testing or call 870-722-8247 or 870-722-8174.

For more information visit www.uaht.edu/secondary-career-center, or contact Mikki Curtis, Director, at 870-722-8133 or mikki.curtis@uaht.edu.