Academics Plus Charter School has been named a Reward School by the Arkansas Department of Education.

In making the announcement, executive director Rob McGill said, " I am extremely proud of our students, staff and parents. They have worked very hard to be recognized as a Reward School. This tells us that what we are doing works for students and they are learning. The additional funding will go toward purchasing new instructional materials for students to help us improve even more. Our aim is to get into the top 10% next year."

The Arkansas School Recognition and Reward Program provides financial awards to public schools that experience high student performance, student academic growth, and for secondary schools, high graduation rates. The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) provides funds for this recognition program.

Funds must be used for the following purposes: nonrecurring bonuses to the faculty and staff; nonrecurring expenditures for educational equipment or materials to assist in maintaining and improving student performance; or temporary personnel for the school to assist in maintaining and improving student performance. A committee made up of the principal, a teacher elected by the faculty, and a parent representative selected by the local Parent Teacher Association or some other local parental involvement group shall determine how the funds will be used.