June 25, 2012
To Whom It May Concern:
I am excited to inform you of a new education opportunity in Northwest Arkansas. This
fall, Responsive Education Solutions (ResponsiveEd), in cooperation with Parents
Seeking Options, plans to open Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy, a free, K - 8
school of choice based on a Classical Liberal Arts and Science curriculum. The school
will add a grade a year and ultimately cover the K – 12 grade span.
In November of 1998, ResponsiveEd was granted the opportunity by the Texas State
Board of Education to open and operate 15 charter schools. Fourteen years later they
have a portfolio of over 50 high-quality charter campuses across Texas, and is the
largest system of open-enrollment charter schools in that state and offer academically
successful models for elementary, middle, high school, college preparatory, and drop-
out recovery populations. They are one of the few charter school organizations in the
country fully accredited by AdvanceEd. (ResponsiveEd is a diverse 501 (c) 3
organization able to meet the needs of the children of Northwest Arkansas
Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy will provide a well-rounded education that
promotes virtue, stimulates an appetite for life-long learning and prepares our diverse
K-8 student population for future success. This school will equip students with the
learning habits, character development, knowledge and crucial decision making skills
needed to become successful citizens and future leaders.
We need your help! In order to bring this opportunity to Bentonville, we must have
letters of support and petition signatures to establish this free school of choice. In
collaboration with the Arkansas Public School Resource Center (APSRC), we can join
together and bring school choice to Northwest Arkansas.
Please submit your letter of support to your Parents Seeking Options advocate or
contact me at email@example.com or (940)536-8749 or Emily Hirsch at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (501) 765-8732.