Smart Core is the college- and career-ready set of courses that is the default curriculum for all Arkansas public high school students. Because we know how important it is to graduate all students ready to succeed in college and career — the Arkansas Department of Education has created separate Smart Core consent and waiver forms. They are available via the links on the right side of this page. Schools should use these forms to help explain to students and parents the importance of completing the Smart Core curriculum and also to provide appropriate information regarding potential negative consequences of waiving a student’s participation in Smart Core.
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