Joe T. Robinson High School is a comprehensive high school serving students in grades 9-12 in west Little Rock. Student enrollment continues to increase year-over-year in the Robinson feeder and we look forward to continuing to grow with our students from freshman year through graduation.
We’re very excited, especially this year to see our graduation rate nearing 95% among our seniors. There has been an intentional shift to focus on the holistic child as they move forward to college and career readiness after high school. Our partnership with Ford NGL will enable students to move directly into the workforce after high school graduation.
In the Industrial Equipment Technology pathway, scholars will learn the components of manufacturing systems, collection and analysis of quality data, electronics, mechanics, fluid power systems, computers and control systems, technical documentation and troubleshooting. Career opportunities include industrial equipment installation and maintenance, automation equipment design and installation, manufacturing engineer, quality control technician, CNC technician, CNC programmer, tool and die apprentice and precision machinist.
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION
The Energy Production and Distribution pathway is designed to develop competencies in electric power transmission and distribution systems, electrical grounding practices, installation of fuses and circuit breakers, analyzing risks when working with electrical systems and demonstrating teamwork, employability and leadership. Possible careers include utility lineman, electrician, industrial engineering technician and mechanical engineer.
The Lineworker pathway is a focused study on the competencies needed to install, repair and maintain electrical power lines. Scholars will develop competencies in electric power transmission and distribution systems, electrical grounding practices, installation of fuses and circuit breakers, analyzing risks when working with electrical systems and demonstrating teamwork, employability and leadership. Possible careers include utility lineman, electrician, industrial engineering technician and mechanical engineer.
ELECTRICAL CONTROLS AND SECURITY
Scholars in this pathway will learn the foundational skills required for electrical and electronic equipment design, testing, service and installation throughout multiple areas of the manufacturing, power and telecommunications industries.
Scholars with a computer science background will be needed in every sector of our computerized world from computer hardware to software, from networking to troubleshooting. Scholars in this pathway will learn web development, programming, design, networking and cyber security to prepare them for numerous careers including web developer, network administrator, computer systems analyst or information technology manager.
The Nutrition & Dietetics Pathway prepares scholars to focus on using the scientific method to study the various relationships between food science, nutrition, food engineering, nutrition-related diseases, food safety, and food preparation. Laboratory skills in food preparation as well as measuring, recording, and analyzing data is used to explore these relationships. Experimental methods are employed to analyze food mixtures, food microbiology, food preservations, and complex food systems. Scholars are able to analyze the interaction of nutrition, foods, and fitness for overall wellness of individuals and develop essential skills in food safety and food preparation practices needed in the food industry.
The Diesel Mechanic pathway prepares scholars to apply technical knowledge and skills to the specialized maintenance and repair of trucks, buses, and other commercial and industry vehicles focusing on Inspection, Maintenance and Minor Repair. Scholars will be prepared to diagnose and repair Steering & Suspension/Hydraulics.
The Entrepreneurship pathway is for scholars who want to start, own and operate their own businesses. Scholars will learn how to generate ideas for new products and services, evaluate the feasibility of ideas, develop a strategy to implement the ideas and create a business plan. scholars will also develop transferable skills to be successful in a global economy with broad coursework in organizational leadership, marketing and management and marketing strategies.
Scholars will be guided through the fundamentals of finance, accounting, and useful computer programs in the Business Finance Pathway. Scholars will explore financial best practices for successful businesses, learn accounting skills and how they relate to running a business, and develop computer skills needed to complete finance projects. The Business Finance Pathway will prepare scholars for careers such as accountants, financial clerks, bookkeepers, auditors, financial analysts.
Scholars in the Fashion & Interior Design pathway are prepared to enter Fashion Design and Merchandising, Interior Design, and Human Services. Experiential learning involves hands-on opportunities that focus on industry awareness, sustainable practices, elements and principles of design, presentation skills, history of fashion, fashion forecasting, textiles and textile products, product knowledge, apparel merchandising, and garment production. Scholars will also gain knowledge of materials and products, including but not limited to furnishings, fabrics, fixtures and treatments, sourcing products, space planning, specifications, and interior systems. This pathway will prepare scholars for careers as a display or sales associate, merchandising manager, clothing or furniture buyer, fashion designer, Interior Designer, Certified kitchen and bath specialist, set decorator, or makeup artist.
The visual arts pathway includes occupations that involve artistic creation through painting, sculpting, illustrating, fashion, or floral design, and scholars will use of an assortment of materials, including oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, pencils, pen and ink, photography, plaster, clay, textiles, plants, and computers. This pathway prepares scholars for careers in commercial and industrial design, multimedia art, animation, floral design, photography, molding and casting, painting, and decorating.