ENGAGE Arkansas is a statewide program funded by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and offered to Arkansas' local education agencies (LEAs) to assist schools and families disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing intensive outreach, engagement, and enhanced support for students in grades k-12.

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Program Overview

ENGAGE Arkansas assists districts in engaging students and families who disengaged during the transition to remote learning. We know that the challenges students must overcome to succeed in today’s disrupted learning environments require significant on-going support, not just one-and-done problem solving.

The program starts with a multi-modal outreach strategy designed to reach eligible students and families you refer via phone, mail, text, or social media. Once re-connected, students are given the opportunity to work with a dedicated coach through the end of the school year. The coach helps to identify and mitigate the obstacles preventing engagement, helps the student learn the skills necessary to succeed in the remote learning environment, monitors the student’s pace and progress, and provides the support the student needs to stay engaged, helping them continue their educational journey and progress toward graduation. 

ENGAGE Arkansas

Attendance Recovery Program 

Which Students Qualify?

There are many reasons why a student might be disengaged right now — and, as our data from the spring shows, even those who were successful in their classes before the public health crisis may be struggling. This is not their fault, nor is it the fault of their teachers or their schools. The learning environment has shifted in profound ways and many students are struggling with this change. The following students qualify to participate in the ENGAGE Arkansas program. Students who are in grade k-12 and who:

  • did not engage or were “no shows” in their LEA’s remote continuous education offerings in Spring or Fall 2020; or
  • are in need of intervention by being absent or not consistently engaged in their classes; or
  • are in danger of failing one or more class; or
  • are McKinney Vento eligible; or
  • have reported allegation of educational neglect; or
  • students whose families have requested additional support.

On-going Support Levels

Graduation Alliance’s Ongoing Support Levels are delivered through Academic Coaches and intervention methods vary based on the Ongoing Support Level to which the student is assigned based. The engagement with students could range from daily outreach to periodic check-ins with students and their families.


To opt-in to ENGAGE Arkansas program, please complete the form below. We will respond with next steps, access to SFTP site and data template for your district.

Thank you for your interest in the ENGAGE Arkansas program. 

The opt-in period is currently

Please refer to the Arkansas Department of Education’s Special Projects website and the
Commissioner of Education’s memorandums for updates on program enrollment. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at: 

Link Commissioner’s Memo

Link ADE Special Projects Page


Next Steps

Participation in ENGAGE Arkansas starts with your LEA opting in via this landing page. Space in the program is limited, so we ask that you estimate as close as possible the number of students you would like to refer. Our team will be in touch with you to confirm your opt-in and discuss next steps, including providing access to the toolkit for sharing information about the program with staff and your community. We will also reach out to your designated data coordinator to make sure they have access to the secure SFTP site, review the data template, and answer any questions they might have.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at EngageAR@GraduationAlliance.com.

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