Cabot Freshman Academy Dedication and Grand Opening

Posted on 10/06/2014

Hundreds gathered Monday to dedicate the Cabot Public School District’s newest campus, the state-of-the-art, Freshman Academy.

The 205-thousand square foot facility houses close to 800 students and is solely dedicated to 9th graders.  It opened in August of 2014 and serves as a transitional program, providing all incoming freshmen a foundation for academic success and graduation.

Principal Tanya Spillane says, “It’s very visible what we stand for, every child, every kid, every day.”

She says, “Nationally 28% of the kids starting 9th grade do not make it; obtain all their full credits before the 10th grade.  Of those 28% when they get to the 10th grade, 40% drop out, so we know it’s a significant problem.”

A problem faculty and staff vow to fix with the Cabot Freshman Academy.

Superintendent Dr. Tony Thurman also addressed the crowd saying, “Being able to make this happen is a very special opportunity.”

Cabot Mayor Bill Cypert presented Dr. Thurman and the Cabot School Board with a proclamation declaring October 6th-11th as “Freshman Academy Week.”

The Academy offers full programing which includes the arts, athletics, band, career and technical programs along with core educational programs.

Members of the Cabot Chamber of Commerce, Cabot School Board, Dr. Tony Thurman, Freshman Academy Principal Tanya Spillane, Ward Mayor Art Brooke, members of the Ward City Council, Austin Mayor Bernie Chamberlain, members of the Austin City Council, Freshman Academy Band, AFJROTC Color Guard, Freshman Academy Choir as well as faculty and students were present for the ribbon cutting ceremony.  Members of the community and the media also attended as well.

We’d like to also thank Express Printing in Cabot for donating the programs.


Cabot Freshman Academy Dedication 2014

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Cabot Public Schools

Elementary Schools (Grades PreK-4)

Central Elementary
36 Pond Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3564
Fax: (501) 843-4503
Eastside Elementary
17 Bellamy Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3563
Fax: (501) 843-5619
Magness Creek Elementary
16150 Arkansas Hwy 5, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3565
Fax: (501) 843-7567
Mountain Springs Elementary
3620 Mountain Springs
Road, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3575
Fax: (501) 605-1300
Northside Elementary
814 West Locust Street,
Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3568
Fax: (501) 843-6032
Southside Elementary
2600 South Pine Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3567
Fax: (501) 843-6229
Stagecoach Elementary
850 South Stagecoach Road,
Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3574
Fax: (501) 605-1221
Ward Central Elementary
1570 Wilson Loop Road,
Ward, AR 72176
(501) 743-3569
Fax: (501) 843-9744
Westside Elementary
1701 South Second Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3566
Fax: (501) 843-5802

High School (Grades 10-12)

Cabot High School
401 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 843-3562
Fax: (501) 843-4231

Academic Center of Excellence
(Grades 7-12)

Academic Center of Excellence
21 Funtastic Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3520
Fax: (501) 843-0283

Cabot Freshman Academy

Cabot Freshman Academy
18 Spirit Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3576
Fax: (501) 941-1505

Cabot Learning Academy

Cabot Learning Academy
813 West Locust, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3540
Fax: (501) 843-3138

Special Programs

404 North 2nd Street, Cabot, AR 72023
(501) 743-3543
Fax: (501) 941-2613

Central Administrative Office

602 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR 72023
(501) 843-3363
Fax: (501)843-0576

Middle Schools (Grades 5-6)

Cabot Middle School North
1900 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3571
Fax: (501) 605-0413

Cabot Middle School South
2555 Kerr Station Road, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3570
Fax: (501) 941-7432

Junior High Schools
(Grades 7-8)

Cabot Junior High North
38 Spirit Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3572
Fax: (501) 605-8472

Cabot Junior High South
38 Panther Trail, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3573
Fax: (501) 941-7746