State-Required Information

Dyslexia Announcement [PDF]
2018–2019 Elementary School Improvement Plan [PDF]
2018–2019 Middle School Improvement Plan [PDF]
2018–2019 High School Improvement Plan [PDF]

Revenue and Budget Information

Annual Financial Statements

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Minutes of Regular and Special Board Meetings

Arkansas Virtual Academy is governed by a Board comprised of community leaders. Public notice of our board meetings can be found here.

Upcoming ARVA Board Meeting

Date: Monday, November 5, 2018

Time: 4:00 PM

Meeting Notice Posted

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Upcoming Board Meeting Agenda

An agenda for the next board meeting will be posted when available.

Past Board Meeting Minutes

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District Budgets (current year)

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Licensed Salary Schedules and Personnel Policies

Arkansas Virtual Academy holds a waiver from Salary Schedule.

Current Information for All District Employees

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Annual District/School Report Card

School Improvement Status of Each School

Parent and Family Engagement Plans

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District Plan
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Elementary Plan
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Middle School Plan
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High School Plan
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Annual School District Statistical Report

ARVA Operations Documents

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Current ARVA Board Members

Dr. Gary M. McHenry, Board Chair

Gary McHenry is the Director of Education for the Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education, a Center on Aging affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Science's Reynolds Institute on Aging. Dr. McHenry is responsible for the choice and delivery of the Center's education programs for health professionals, paraprofessionals, and the general public. Dr. McHenry also manages the Center's Community Aging Resources, Education and Services project (C.A.R.E.S.).

From 1996 to 2010 Dr. McHenry was the Director of Credit Studies for the University of Arkansas' School of Continuing Education and Academic Outreach. In that capacity he managed the delivery of University of Arkansas academic courses and programs through the Departments of Independent Study, Off-Campus Classes, and National/International Credit Studies.

Dr. McHenry has served in a number of university, public service, and non-profit organizations which include past-commissioner, past-regional chair, and past-board member of the University Continuing Education Association, past-chair of the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Fayetteville Education Committee, past-chair and current member of the Arkansas Fair Housing Commission, current chair of the Arkansas Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and current national program director for the Leadership Training Institute of America.

Dr. McHenry has a B.S. in Mathematics from Southern Arkansas University, a M.S. in Computer Science and an Ed.D. in Workforce Development from the University of Arkansas.


Jess Askew III, Vice Chair

Jess Askew practices in the areas of business litigation, constitutional, media and appellate law. His recent notable cases include Arkansas Blue Cross v. Little Rock Cardiology Clinic, 551 F. 3d 812 (2009), dealing with federal ancillary jurisdiction in a health-care case; Arkansas Democrat-Gazette v. District Court, Ark. S. Ct. No. 08-1435 (Dec. 18, 2008), establishing the availability of a writ of certiorari from a circuit court to an inferior court under Amendment 80 to the Arkansas Constitution; Cox v. Daniels, 374 Ark. 437 (2008), rejecting a ballot-title challenge to the Arkansas College Scholarship Lottery Amendment under Amendment 7 to the Arkansas Constitution; Pulaski County v. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Inc., 370 Ark. 459 (2007), affirming the right of access to emails of a public employee against privacy challenges; Beverly Enters. - Ark., Inc. v. Circuit Court, 367 Ark. 13 (2006), reversing a $25 million supersedeas requirement imposed by a trial judge in a class action and clarifying the law of supersedeas bonds, and Hartford Fire Ins. Co. v. Sauer, 358 Ark. 89 (2004), and Advocat, Inc. v. Sauer, 353 Ark. 29 (2003), which together reduced by $51.5 million the largest personal injury judgment in the history of Arkansas.

A Little Rock native, Mr. Askew graduated with honors from Harvard University in 1982 and magna cum laude from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1986. In law school he was Order of the Coif, a member of the Thurston Society, and an editorial board member of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly. After law school, he was a law clerk for two years for Richard Sheppard Arnold of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Mr. Askew is a member of the American Bar Association and its Litigation Section, and the Media Law Resource Center. In the Arkansas Bar Association, he has served as a member of the House of Delegates, Chair of the Appellate Practice Committee and was the first Chair of the Arkansas Bar Association's Litigation Section. Mr. Askew is listed in Best Lawyers in America under Appellate Law, Communications Law, Media Law, First Amendment Law and Commercial Litigation; in Chambers USA as a "Leader" in the field of General Commercial Litigation; and in Mid-South Super Lawyers in the areas of Business Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation. Mr. Askew is active in civic and non-profit groups and serves as Chairman of the Board of eSTEM Public Charter Schools, Inc., which supports the eSTEM Public Charter Schools in downtown Little Rock. He is a cyclist, woodworker, gardener and, with his wife, Kate Anderson Askew, the proud parent of two daughters.


Paige Gorman, Secretary/Treasurer

Paige Gorman earned her Bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Studies with Child Development Emphasis from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville in 1991. She earned her Master’s in Early Childhood/Special Ed. Interdisciplinary Studies of Preschool Education and Development in 1994. She feels strongly that students receive quality education from early childhood throughout the student’s academic career as reflected in her experience.

Ms. Gorman has served in a multitude of roles related to education. She has worked in early childhood classrooms, served at the state level, and most recently, as an educational consultant for a private education company. Additionally, she has taught her three children while in the role of ARVA learning coach and understands the importance of that role.

Ms. Gorman is an experienced trainer for her academic colleagues. She has presented at workshops and conferences at the local, state, and national levels related to providing quality early childhood education. She provided consultation services for the Oklahoma State Department with the “STARS” licensing system and as a Research Data Collector with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she produced a training video on a program used to assess the quality of early childhood programs. Ms. Gorman has worked at the state level as the Resource Center Director and then the State Approval Coordinator for Arkansas. During this same time frame, she also served as Treasurer on the State Board for the Arkansas Early Childhood Association.

Ms. Gorman is active in her local community. She has enjoyed volunteering at her children’s schools and extra-curricular activities including Little Rock Lacrosse, the Innovation HUB, and scouting activities.


Chad Gallagher

Chad Gallagher graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with a BS in political science and history and has a wealth of experience in municipal and state government, and small business.

In 1998, he became the youngest mayor in the nation. As the mayor of De Queen, Chad led a strong and progressive effort to improve the community, enhance downtown, recruit jobs and secure millions of dollars in public and private grant funds.

In 2003, Chad formally joined the Huckabee administration in the Governor's Office where he served as a policy advisor to the Governor for city, county and local affairs. He also oversaw the Governor's legislative war room, appointments to boards and commissions and intergovernmental affairs including the office's relationship with the White House and the Congressional delegation. Mr. Gallagher also handled the Governor's political affairs and worked with the state party, national party, the presidential race, and countless efforts on behalf of numerous other candidates. During his final year in state government, he also served as the Executive Director for the Tobacco Control Board, a statewide agency.

Mr. Gallagher is the founder and CEO of Legacy Consulting, an Arkansas-based strategy firm. Legacy focuses on helping municipalities, non-profits, and small businesses gain market growth and organizational advancement by providing these clients unique analysis and innovative growth solutions. Legacy clients include Mike Huckabee, the Arkansas Municipal League and its members, and Winrock International, as well as private sector clients in healthcare, software, media, and more. Legacy also works extensively on behalf of clients in Western Africa.

Although his experience is rich in government and politics, his passion is community and small business development. Mr. Gallagher and his wife own a restaurant in their hometown of De Queen, own and manage a property holding company, have led the effort to establish a classical private school in Sevier County, started a non-profit serving Southwest Arkansas, and have worked tirelessly to renovate historic downtown De Queen. Currently, the Gallaghers are leading the effort to turn a historic hardware store in downtown De Queen into an art center.

He and Jessica, his wife of eighteen years, have four children: Hannah, Grace, Ethan and Jude.


Ann Clemmer

Ann Clemmer is the Senior Associate Director for Academic Affairs at the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. Ms. Clemmer oversees the Academic Affairs staff, coordinating with the Academic Officers of public colleges and universities in Arkansas, examining academic programs and practices to provide informed recommendations to the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Prior to this position, Ms. Clemmer was an Instructor of Political Science at the University of Arkansas - Little Rock for 23 years.

Ms. Clemmer is active in civic and community affairs. She served our state as a member of the House of Representatives from 2009-2015 where she worked on many committees in support of education. She is involved in several organizations, such as, the Benton and Bryant chambers of commerce, Economics Arkansas, and the Arkansas Humanities Council.

Ms. Clemmer received a Bachelors and Master's degree in political science from Arkansas State University.


Stephen Davis

Stephen C. Davis is the Chairman and CEO of Riverside Bancshares, Inc. and its subsidiary Riverside Bank located in Little Rock and Sparkman Arkansas.  He also serves as President of Riverside Mortgage Company.  Mr. Davis has served in these positions since 1996.  Previously he was a VP of Federal Savings Bank Mortgage of Little Rock, and was the President of Dacor Development Corp. of Dallas, TX.  Mr. Davis has also been active in various commercial real estate and restaurant ventures in Arkansas and Texas.

Mr. Davis has served on the Board of the Cathedral School in Little Rock, and on site selection committee of what is now Episcopal Collegiate School.  He also previously served on the Board of the Little Rock Education Commission, in conjunction with the City of Little Rock Board of Directors.

Mr. Davis graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1982 and 1983 with a BS and an MS in Engineering.  He was born and raised in Pine Bluff Arkansas and graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1978.  Along with his wife of 31 years, Robin, he is a proud father of one son and three daughters.