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Our History 

Archer Learning Center was dedicated to John and Velma Archer on September 26, 2013.  The Archers have been devoted to education in Springdale for many years, supporting our students with donations starting in 1990.  They have a special heart for children who need a second chance or who face greater struggles in their lives due to their background or family situations. 

In August of 2019, Archers moved into its new home at 600 Ash Street.  The new location, adjacent to Murphy Park, provides beautiful, naturally lit spaces including a 2-story hub and loft.   

Watch our dedication video below:

Timeline

2012 - 2013

  • Principal: Dr. Paul Griep, Dean of Students: Tim Weiss
  • Opened JTL location as college-bound center in addition to Meadow street location
  • Summer 2013 (Meadow street renovation)

2013 - 2014

  • Principal: Dr. Paul Griep, Assistant Principal: Don Eichenberger
  • Officially named Archer Learning Center
  • Archer Learning Center was dedicated to John and Velma Archer on September 26, 2013. The Archers have been devoted to education in Springdale for many years, supporting our students with donations starting in 1990. They have a special heart for children who need a second chance or who face greater struggles in their lives due to their background or family situations.

2014 - 2015

  • Principal: Dr. Kirk Freeman, Assistant Principal: Rose Spalding
  • Teacher of the Year: Alonzo Terrell (English)

2015 - 2016

  • Principal: Dr. Shawna Lyons, Assistant Principal: Chris Venters
  • Positive Upward Success Here Program
  • Changed JTL location to Freshmen center
  • NWADG Article re: PUSH

2016 - 2017

  • Principal: Dr. Shawna Lyons, Assistant Principal: Dr. Coby Davis
  • Teacher of the Year: Chrystal Becker (Math)
  • Moved Freshmen center to Lakeside and closed JTL

2017-2018

  • Principal: Dr. Shawna Lyons, Assistant Principal: Dr. Coby Davis

2018 - 2019

  • Principal: Dr. Coby Davis, Assistant Principal: Nichole Davis
  • Teacher of the Year: Holly Basky (English)
  • Faith Starr awarded the Kiwanis Youth Excellence Award
  • Gabriel Cockerham was awarded the Diamond Award by the Arkansas Association of Alternative Educators.

2019 - 2020