Little Rock Family Ultimate All-School Guide: LR West High School of Innovation
Little Rock West High School of Innovation combines academic, technological, and personal skills to foster 21st century career readiness in a global society by igniting mindsets of innovation through community involvement and project-based learning.
At LRWHSOI, our total focus is preparing students to accept and meet the challenges of the next step in their lives, whether it is post-secondary education or a career. The school offers a unique approach to curriculum and instruction, differing from a traditional high school setting. Students learn through project-based activities. By working together in groups and across disciplines, students are able to experience an authentic or “real world” approach to the curriculum.
LRWHSOI students are developing technological skills, teamwork and problem-solving skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with others. It is also LRWHSOI’s belief that this style of learning is more meaningful to students, therefore, keeping them engaged and motivated.
Service Learning Projects
At Little Rock West High, it is important for students to give back to the local community through a variety of service-learning opportunities that are provided. So far this year, LRWHSOI students have made blankets for the homeless and organized care packages for veterans and foster care children.
Blended Learning Opportunities
With opportunities for students to personalize their learning experiences on and off campus, and through virtual classes, students of Little Rock West High School of Innovation will be able to customize what their high school education looks like and prepare for college and careers after graduation.
About The Campus
LRWHSOI is located in a unique three-story converted office building. With spaces for music, art, computer science, classrooms, project-based learning and community gathering, the campus offers a creative take on how high school should look and feel. Glass ceilings and large windows give the campus natural light and a sense of openness.
PRINCIPAL: Karen Heatherly
GRADES SERVED: 9; 9-10 for 2020-21
FUTURE ENROLLMENT: Grades 9-12
STUDENT-TEACHER RATIO: 12:1
SCHOOL MOTTO: "Innovation, Responsibility, Compassion"
LITTLE ROCK WEST
HIGH SCHOOL OF INNOVATION
5701 Ranch Drive