Arkansas Code Annotated 6-16-603 and 6-16-604 (Repl. 1993) mandates that a College Preparatory Enrichment Program (CPEP) be made available for eleventh and twelfth grade students scoring below 19 on the American College Test (ACT). The enclosed form is for superintendents to indicate their participation in CPEP 2000. School districts may operate independently, establish a consortium with a neighboring district(s), assign funds to the area education service cooperative, or higher education institution. All funds MUST be spent for the operation of CPEP.
Funds for the 2000 summer remedial program will be distributed to school districts based on a poverty index calculated for the percentage of free/reduced meals. Superintendents will be notified of the funding allocation for their district by the end of March. When making plans for CPEP, we strongly encourage you to remain within your allocated amount. School districts, consortiums, area education service cooperatives, or higher education institutions designated as service area sites, which exceed their allotment, will NOT be reimbursed.
CPEP Rules and Regulations are in the final stage of the approval process and will be sent out in a Director's Memo following approval. Additionally they will be sent to CPEP Project Directors identified on the CPEP 2000 Intent to Participate form.
PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM WHETHER YOU CHOOSE TO PARTICIPATE OR NOT, NO LATER THAN MARCH 8, 2000.
Conformation of Participation Forms and CPEP Statement of Assurance will be mailed to the Project Director indicated on your Intent to Participate form.
Please mail to:
Arkansas Department of Education
#4 Capitol Mall, Room 102B
Little Rock, AR 72201