A party was held on Sunday afternoon, July 30th, for local student Christian “Bubba” Driver. Driver has been accepted to the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts in Hot Springs.  He will leave Newport this Saturday to begin his junior year.
The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts is one of sixteen public, residential high schools in the country specializing in the education of talented and motivated students who have an interest and aptitude for mathematics and science as well as a passion for creativity, humanities and the arts. The school was created in 1991 by an act of the General Assembly, and has the distinction of being one of the nation’s top secondary schools for superior students. Over the past five years, The Washington Post, Newsweek, and The Daily Beast have ranked ASMSA among the "Top 25" public high schools in America.
ASMSA instructors hold masters degrees and 40 percent have a doctorate or other terminal degree in their discipline. Our more than 2,200 graduates have been awarded more than $200 million in college scholarships. Since the school opened in 1993, a student from every county in Arkansas has attended ASMSA.
Students traditionally apply in their sophomore year for their final two years in school. In order to graduate from ASMSA, all students must complete two years. Qualifications include indications of high motivation and academic achievement that warrant more challenging and diversified curriculum in their junior or senior years, intellectual curiosity, analytical thinking, and imagination, GPA requirement of 3.25 in core academic courses, clear evidence of strong aptitude and interest in mathematics, science, humanities, or art, written essays and other biographic information, three letters of recommendation, capacity for growth and personal integrity, and an interview.
Newport is proud of this achievement and know Bubba will be a success and do great things. Represent Newport and Jackson County and Good Luck!