The Hope Collegiate & Professions Academy Pilot is a partnership between the Hope Public School District and the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana.

The goal of the academy is to provide academic and career pathways to a diverse community of high school students through a three-year curriculum that enables students to complete a high school diploma and an associate degree, simultaneously, in either academic transfer or technical education.

According to a press release, this year, the collegiate academy pilot is for students who will be entering the 10th grade and is limited to twenty students. The academy is located on the University of Arkansas Hope campus. The academy is a public school that is free of charge. Students must be enrolled as a Hope Public School student and meet the entrance requirements to attend.

Students must submit the collegiate academy pilot application by July 2, 2018. To apply, visit www.uacch.edu.

For questions about eligibility or for a paper application, contact Laura Clark at laura.clark@uacch.edu or 870-722-8202.