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Arkansas Commitment is open to African-American students in grades 9th through 12th grade from all high schools and school districts in the Central Arkansas area. Eligible students must meet a minimum GPA requirement and submit an essay explaining what they wish to gain from membership in our program. Below are the grade point average requirements for interested students:

9th graders – 3.2 GPA – applications being accepted for our main cohort and “Arkansas Commitment: Emerging Scholars” program.

10th graders – 3.25 GPA   – COHORT AT CAPACITY (new applications will be stored until space is available)

11th graders – 3.5 GPA       – COHORT AT CAPACITY (new applications will be stored until space is available)

12th graders – 3.75 GPA    – COHORT AT CAPACITY (new applications will be stored until space is available)

Arkansas Commitment: EMERGING SCHOLARS-  9th graders attending Central HS and Southwest HS that are interested in our new Emerging Scholars program should click the “ACES” link button below to apply. Deadline to apply is September 10, 2021.

Deadline for all other applications Saturday, April 2, 2022. Decisions will be released by May 1, 2022.

Click Here To Apply To Our Main Cohort     Apply To Our ACES Program