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School Choice Applications Now Being Accepted - 2021-2022!

Feb 1, 2021

Click HERE for a School Choice Application

At the Cabot School District, “It's about KIDS,” and your student could be part of the long history of academic excellence even if you don't live in the district. With the Public School Choice Act, students in other districts may be eligible to enroll in the Cabot School District.

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The Cabot School District is the 8th largest in the state with more than 10,000 students and 18 campuses. We have nine elementary schools, two Arkansas Diamond Middle schools, two outstanding junior high schools, a Freshman Academy that's dedicated solely to 9th graders, a high school that's committed to helping students take the next step in their path to success, and an award-winning conversion charter school (that offers a unique blending learning environment and flexible schedules). ACE and ACE-North offer a unique blended learning environment and flexible schedules.

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Student holding CPDA signWe are also proud to now offer a completely digital learning option through our Cabot Panther Digital Academy (CPDA). CPDA is available for all K-12 students who reside in the Cabot School District. Content is delivered online by an assigned Cabot teacher.

We strive to create opportunities for academic and personal success to ensure all or our students are ready for the future. With exceptional test scores and first-class faculty, it's easy to see why so many new families, especially military families, join our district each year.

In fact, our commitment to supporting and serving military children and their families has earned Cabot Public Schools the honor of being the 1st Purple Star School District in Arkansas. Our schools were also the 1st to be designated Purple Star Schools!

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The opportunities at the Cabot School District are endless. Students in all grade levels are challenged daily with exciting curriculum and real-world experiences. All our students, whether they attend in-classroom instruction or digitally are assigned a Chromebook.

We have a vast array of career and technical courses. Within our 12 programs which include, agriculture, auto technology, AFJROTC, broadcasting, business, construction, criminal justice, Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST), engineering, Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS), Jobs for Americas Graduates (JAG), and our medical academy, we offer over 80 courses that help prepare students for their future.


Students also have the opportunity to choose from more than 160 electives, including our award-winning forensics, debate, theater, dance, stagecraft, choir, and marching band. In fact, Cabot's Fine Arts program is recognized as one of the best comprehensive programs in the state.

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Students also participate in a dynamic athletic program. Cabot athletes compete in the 7A/6A Central Conference, the largest conference in the state. Cabot has 81 teams in 15 competitive fields of sport.  It's a tradition for our athletic teams to perform at the highest level and that's proven by the number of conference and state titles our student athletes receive each year. The Cabot School District also employs five highly experienced athletic trainers. Our Sports Medicine program is nationally-recognized and our athletic trainers mentor other districts in implementing this curriculum in schools across the state.

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Our students also score in academics. We produce National Merit Semifinalists/Finalists, students with perfect ACTs, and millions of dollars in scholarships for thousands of students.

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If you've ever thought of making a change, don't wait. With School Choice your child may be eligible. For more information and to see if your child qualifies, please contact the Central Administrative Office at 501-843-3363 or email Director of Student Services Michael Byrd at

The Cabot School District is currently accepting School Choice applications. Applications should be turned into the Central Administrative Offices (602 N. Lincoln St.).

The application deadline is May 1, 2021.

Click HERE for an application.

1.  Complete the Public School Choice application.

2.  Applications can be dropped off in person or mailed to Central Administrative Office (602 N. Lincoln St. Cabot, AR 72023).

3.  You can also email the application to this address: Please note, electronic signatures will not be accepted.

4.  Applications must be received or postmarked by May 1, 2021.

5.  By July 1, Cabot Schools will contact you and your home district to let you know whether your application has been accepted.

Vision & Mission

The Cabot School District is committed to educating all students to be responsible citizens who value learning, treat others with
dignity and respect, and adapt successfully to the demands of the rapidly changing society.

The Cabot School District is committed to
"Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Opportunities."