Academies of Central Arkansas Partners

Arkansas Children’s – Arkansas Children’s is the only healthcare system in the state solely dedicated to caring for Arkansas’ more than 700,000 children. The private, non-profit organization includes two pediatric hospitals, a pediatric research institute and USDA nutrition center, a philanthropic foundation, a nursery alliance, statewide clinics, and many education and outreach programs. Arkansas Children’s Hospital is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in seven pediatric specialties (2022—2023): Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Pulmonology and Urology. Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW), the first and only pediatric hospital in the Northwest Arkansas region, is a level IV pediatric trauma center. ACNW operates a 24-bed inpatient unit; a surgical unit with five operating rooms; outpatient clinics offering over 20 subspecialties; diagnostic services; imaging capabilities; occupational therapy services; and Northwest Arkansas’ only pediatric emergency department, equipped with 30 exam rooms. Generous philanthropic and volunteer engagement has sustained Arkansas Children’s since it began as an orphanage in 1912, and today ensures the system can deliver on its promise of unprecedented child health. To learn more, visit

Arkansas Children’s partnered with Sylvan Hills High School to create two academies on campus; the Arkansas Children’s Academy of Business and the Arkansas Children’s Academy of Medical Science.


Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield – Founded in 1948, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, is the largest health insurer in Arkansas. Arkansas Blue Cross and its affiliates have more than 3.200 employees. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is comprised of 33 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans that collectively provide healthcare coverage for nearly 106 million members — one in three Americans.

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield has partnered with Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School to create the Academy of Health.


Baptist Health – For more than a century, Baptist Health has delivered All Our Best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization with more than 250 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app.

Baptist Health has partnered with three of our high schools to create the Baptist Health Academy of Health & Human Services at North Little Rock High School, the Baptist Health Academy of Health Sciences at the North Little Rock Center of Excellence, and the Baptist Health Academy of Medical at Little Rock Southwest Magnet High School.


Central Arkansas Water – Central Arkansas Water is the largest drinking water utility in Arkansas, serving more than 500,000 people in eight counties. At CAW, our vision to be a resilient and trusted utility means that we will always protect public health by delivering high-quality, affordable, abundant and dependable water services every day.

Central Arkansas Water has partnered with Maumelle High School to create the Central Arkansas Water Academy of Science & Construction.


Telcoe Federal Credit Union – Telcoe Federal Credit Union, one of the country’s healthiest credit unions, is a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution. Founded in 1950 here in Little Rock, Telcoe has $452 million in total assets, serves more than 22,000 members, and has 4 full-service branches throughout Arkansas: Downtown Little Rock, West Little Rock, Sherwood, and Russellville. Members also have access to services at more than 300,000 surcharge-free ATMs located across the country. Telcoe offers financial services to individuals and families in Arkansas. Insured by NCUA. Visit to learn more.

Telcoe Federal Credit Union has partnered with Maumelle High School to create the Telcoe Credit Union Academy of Business and Service.


UAMS Health – UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS’ clinical enterprise. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 3,240 students, 913 medical residents and fellows, and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 11,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children’s, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on FacebookTwitterYouTube or Instagram.

UAMS Health has partnered with Little Rock Hall STEAM Magnet High School to create the Academy of Health Sciences.


Unity Health – Unity Health is an Arkansas healthcare system consisting of 4 hospitals, 13 family practice clinics, and specialists and specialty clinics consisting of 15 areas of practice including: Unity Health – Cardiology Clinic, Unity Health – Orthopaedic and Spine Center, the Pyeatt Family Cancer Center, inpatient and outpatient physical rehabilitation, as well as inpatient and outpatient behavioral health. As the leading healthcare provider and largest employer in an eight-county area, Unity Health and its more than 2,300 associates strive to improve the quality of health and well-being for the communities they serve through compassionate care. Unity Health has more than 150 physicians that specialize in various areas of healthcare.

Unity Health has partnered with Jacksonville High School to create the Unity Health Academy of Health Sciences.


United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas – United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is one the largest and most comprehensive non-profit agencies in the state of Arkansas serving individuals with any disability. UCP has partnered at Mills University Studies High School to create the United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas Academy of Leadership and Social Services. Learn more about UCP at

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