Sylvan Hills High School

Sylvan Hills HS is a comprehensive high school serving students in grades 9-12 with its freshmen housed at the Freshman Academy and grades 10-12 at the main campus. It is one of the fastest-growing schools in central Arkansas, increasing student enrollment from 700 to 1,500 over the past 8 years.

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Academy of Engineering, Aerospace & Design

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Academy of Small Business, Product Marketing & Cosmetology

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Academy of Medical Science & Human Services

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Welcome from Principal Tracy Allen

Sylvan Hills Principal Tracy AllenSylvan Hills High School is excited to announce that it will be an inaugural member of the Academies of Pulaski County.  We believe that this will change the educational landscape in central Arkansas as it will provide hands-on real-world experiences for our students through studies in specific pathways based on the personal interests of our students.  In addition to our Freshman Academy, we will offer three additional academies of study:  1) Engineering, Aerospace & Design, 2) Medical Science & Human Services and 3) Small Business, Product Marketing & Cosmetology.

Sylvan Hills High School will be able to provide its students with a detailed curriculum in these areas of study that will include field trips to related industries within our area during the students’ sophomore year and enrichment in their areas of interest during their junior and senior years through intern opportunities, providing real-world experience before graduation.

We believe that these academies will enhance our current programs of study in Engineering, Medical Sciences and Small Business/Marketing.  We will enlist area professionals to work with our instructors to provide the most up-to-date and relevant information in each of these career pathways.  Sylvan Hills High School will be innovative in preparing students for post-secondary education and the workforce through this exciting opportunity in educating its students.

Academy of Engineering, Aerospace & Design

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Pathways

In the Precision Manufacturing 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.

The Aerospace Pathway is about applying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills to solve complex, open-ended problems in a real-world context. scholars with an aeronautical focus will study the evolution of flight, navigation and control and propulsion. Potential careers include aircraft designer, inspector/compliance officer, mechanical engineer or electrical engineer.

The Civil Engineering/Architecture pathway prepares scholars for a variety of engineering and design professions including architectural or civil design. Scholars will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills by identifying the relationship between available resources and requirements of a project/problem to accomplish realistic planning. Scholars create design solutions for sophisticated problem sets as they progress through the pathway.

The Visual Arts & Design Pathway encompasses aesthetics, art appreciation, studio design, and art history. Experiential learning involves drawing and 2D & 3D design, sculpting, commercial arts, pottery, painting, photography, and spatial design. The visual arts pathway may lead to a career in architecture, sketch artist, illustrator, designer/decorator, set designer, or graphic designer.

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Academy of Small Business, Product Marketing & Cosmetology

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The Cosmetology for Professionals pathway is designed to prepare scholars for careers in cosmetology by developing an understanding of efficient and safe work practices, salon business concepts and operations, hair techniques and chemical services and facial and skin care procedures. Possible careers include nail technician, barber, cosmetologist, skin care specialist and salon owner.

In this pathway, scholars will learn about marketing principles, merchandising, business development and management and will design and create marketing materials. Upon completion, scholars will be prepared for a variety of careers from copywriter to salesperson to business executive.

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.

In the Hospitality and Tourism pathway, scholars focus on the skills and knowledge needed for careers within the hospitality industry, including hotel management, customer service, managing and operating restaurants, tourism attractions and travel advising.

Academy of Medical Science & Human Services

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Pathways

The Sports Medicine pathway is designed to prepare students to pursue careers in kinesiology and exercise physiology services. Upon completion, proficient students will be able to apply concepts of anatomy and physiology, physics, chemistry, bioenergetics and kinesiology to specific exercise science contexts. Through these connections students will understand the importance that exercise, nutrition and rehabilitation for athletes or patients. In addition, students have the opportunity to incorporate communication, goal setting and information collection skills in their course work to prepare them for future success in the workplace.

The BioTech pathway is designed to give students a comprehensive introduction to the scientific thinking, concepts and laboratory research techniques currently used in the field of biotechnology. Possible careers include lab assistant, chemical technicians, and microbiologist.

This pathway prepares students to pursue careers or further education and training in medical professions out of high school. Students will study anatomy and physiology, patient care, medical equipment usage, medical terminology and medical office skills. This pathway is designed to equip students with knowledge and skills for a range of careers within the healthcare industry.

The Dietetics pathway is designed to teach students the basics of nutrients, weight management, sports and fitness and life-span nutrition. The pathway emphasizes an understanding of today’s food and eating trends and gives students the capacity to intelligently evaluate all available sources of nutrition information and make informed decisions. Students will evaluate the effects of processing, preparation, and storage on the quality, safety, wholesomeness, and nutritive value of foods. Possible careers include dietician technician, dietician, nutritionist, food safety auditor or health coach.

In this pathway, students who are interested in becoming an educator will learn course content that covers the components of instruction, teaching strategies, types of assessments, student learning, special populations, educational technology, classroom management, lesson planning, professionalism and more. Possible careers include teacher assistant, childcare workers, and teacher.

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School Information

501-833-1100

501-833-1104

shhs.pcssd.org

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

  • Cato Elementary
  • Oakbrooke Elementary
  • Sherwood Elementary
  • Sylvan Hills Elementary
  • William Jefferson Clinton Elementary
  • Sylvan Hills Middle
  • Sylvan Hills Junior High

Tracy Allen

Principal

Year Founded

1956

Current Student

1072