Technical and Trade School Options

Contact Info
Valley Springs School District
7349 School Street
PO Box 640
Valley Springs, AR 72682

College does not mean a 4 year degree! In today's world, a high school diploma is not enough, but not everyone is suited for a 4 year college degree. There are great certification programs and 2 year degrees available through the state's junior colleges that allow students to step into a great career.  

Look through the links below and come by my office for more information. Mike Rowe of "Dirty Jobs" has a great website to explain trade schools and the value of a trade school education.


Arkansas Next Pros Magazine - professions in AR that need only on the job training or technical degrees/certificates.  

North Arkansas College has

Carroll Electric Cooperative Corporation will pay tuition for the Technical Certificate in High Voltage Lineman Technology available at the Newport campus of Arkansas State University.

University of Arkansas in Morrillton  is "one of only two institutions in Arkansas that offers a degree in Surveying."

Arkansas State University at Beebe has the John Deere Ag-Tech Program,  Pharmacy Technician Science Program,  Veterinary Technology Program, and many more

The Ozark campus of Arkansas Tech University has a Cardiovascular Technology degree, Occupational Therapist Assistant,  and a Physical Therapist Assistant degree.

Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville offers several degrees in Food Studies (Culinary).

Southern Arkansas University in Camden has Aviation MaintainceGame Design and Film Degrees.  One of our graduates has had tremendous success working on Hollywood movie sets through the SAU programs.

Here are some interesting 4 year degrees:

Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia - Game and Animation Design 

University of Arkansas in Monticello has a School of Forest Resources which offers several degrees.

University of Arkansas in Fort Smith offers a degree in Animation Technology , Dental Hygenist

News & Alerts

October 18th - Valley Springs School is proud to partner with the American Red Cross by hosting a blood drive from 9:00am-1:00pm in the Gymnasium lobby.  All blood types are needed and each donor will receive a $15.00 ecard to Amazon and a free Tshirt.  Please click the link to register:  Donors will need a form of identification and they can use a student ID/driver's license or transcript to check in.  They need to be 16 years or older & minimum 110lbs.  If they are 16, they will need a parental consent form (Click Here for Form).   Additional height/weight combinations are listed below.  Also, it's helpful the day of the drive (can't be done earlier) if the students/donors have smart phones that they fill out their "Rapid Pass" - it's a link to fill out the health history questions beforehand, and it saves time.  Here is a link to access it:

Student Drop Off/ Pick Up MapHere is the car rider pick up/drop off map.  We tried our best to make it readable.  However, you will see the elementary entrance and Rally Hill Road are are two main entrances/exits.  They look congested.  Just remember to be patient at the beginning of school while we get used to the flow. 

Attention:  A change for this year due to safety concerns is that no cars will be allowed on campus until 3:10 in the afternoon.  This includes Little Red School House and the Preschool.  We had a couple of close calls last year and want to keep all of our students safe.  At 3:10 you will be able to pull up at the normal pick up spot by the old gym. 

We ask that you do not get to campus until 3:10.  Students will not be dismissed until this time.  I would suggest not lining up on the highway, it is a safety concern and the Sheriff's Department and State Police may make you move your vehicle. 

Also, as a reminder, in the morning, students cannot be dropped off until 7:30. 

We look forward to seeing you this week.  Again, these changes are for the safety of our students.

Student Health Form: Click here for link

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Please check out our on-line school store.   You can purchase fundraiser items (such as t-shirts, etc...) and pay dues and fees on-line!

Would you like to earn some extra money and help our school district?  Please consider signing up to be a substitute at   If you have any questions or need additional information, contact us at 870-302-3047. 

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