The Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter invites the public to participate in a public hearing about a proposed trauma-informed open enrollment charter school from 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 10, 2019, at Bentonville Community Center.
Since 1993, NWACS has cared for more than 11,000 children from throughout the state of Arkansas who are victims of abuse, abandonment or neglect. In 1998, NWACS established an on-site school to meet the specific educational needs of the children residing at NWACS. Students benefit from small classroom sizes taught by state-certified teachers trained in meeting the specialized classroom needs of children who have experienced trauma. The goal of establishing the open-enrollment charter school is to expand the shelter’s education services to children throughout Northwest Arkansas who have experienced traumatic events and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) that have led to significant setbacks in their education.
For more information about NWACS, visit www.nwacs.org.