Charles W. Donaldson Scholars Academy

The Charles W. Donaldson Scholars Academy aims to improve educational achievement for all students, to African American students and others who are at-risk of academic failures due to socioeconomic disadvantage, or other factors.

The Pulaski County Special School District has partnered with CWDSA to invest in your success and we hope that you don’t pass up on this life-changing experience. Thanks to a grant from the Arkansas Department of Education, students in the Little Rock and North Little Rock school districts are now eligible for the program as well.

Our goals are to prepare students for success beyond high school, eliminate the need for remediation while increasing not only high school graduation rates, but college graduation rates as well.

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High School Students: 

  • Be a part of a year-long program that includes a Saturday Academy each month during the fall and spring semesters
  • Get ACT preparation and application assistance
  • Gain help to improve reading, writing, and math skills
  • Learn positive social and professional life skills

Registration is now open. To enroll in the program, please complete the Scholars Academy Application.

To learn more about the Donaldson Academy, go to

Questions? Contact Recruitment and Enrollment at