About The Achievement Place

A Place of Joy and Learning

Pathway To Achievement

ScholarMade Achievement Place is a nonprofit organization that will open its first public school, the Ivy Hill Academy of Scholarship in Little Rock in August 2018 at the Historic Mitchell Building. ScholarMade will transform the lives of students and families through an academic program with key elements that will accelerate student achievement and growth. ScholarMade’s approach includes a School Within A School smaller learning community that features a three-school campus.  Scholars will learn anywhere and at any time through an integrated technologies academic program. ScholarMade’s approach includes Personalized Learning Model with an intense emphasis on Social Emotional Intelligence through the implementation of the Ruler Program of Yale University and supported by Playworks and Conscious Discipline.  Parents will play a different and significant role in the education of their child through our Academic Parent-Teacher Teams. Community and Place Based Learning include partnerships with neighborhood associations and housing and wellness organizations.

School Year: August 13 – May 30

School Hours: 7:45am – 3:55pm

Innovation Lab: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Our Scholars Are Made for More!

Welcome Home!

There’s a Place for Your Child

Ivy Hill Academy of Scholarship

Grades K-5

Academy Director: Derrick Rainey

Provides an emphasis on robust Early Childhood Education to drive early achievement through the implementation of a departmentalized team teaching approach, an early warning system, more intense focus on measuring outcomes and insuring that all teaching is rooted in child development and stages of development.

Nichols Intermediate Academy of Leadership

Opening August 2019

Residential Academy Director: Terri Guy

Prepares scholars to enter their secondary education equipped with a solid foundation in the core content areas and the arts. Intermediate Academy scholars will be effective communicators with powerful problem solving and critical thinking skills.

ScholarMade Achievement Place of Arkansas

"Our Scholars Are Made For More"

Our Leadership

Eltrudia Toliver

Director of Achievement

LaKesha Allen

Data Systems Coordinator

Tasia White

Strategic Operations Manager

School Support Providers

Complete Consulting


LSJ Leadership and Coaching Development

MBR Consulting LLC

Delano Whitfield

Dr. Charlotte Green

Terriena Pegram

Our Mission

Our mission is to prepare scholars through innovative leadership and effective teaching to be self-confident, intellectually inquisitive, emotionally intelligent, and academically competent beings. Our Scholars will become leaders and problem-solvers who will improve conditions wherever they choose to work and live.

Our Creed

ScholarMade believes that all our children can demonstrate excellence in academia and human decency. As the world is built upon both logic and principle, both discipline and creativity, so too can every child be made of academic ambition and empathetic fiber.

ScholarMade believes that scholastic excellence can be the foundation upon which every child builds extraordinary monuments in humanities, economics, technology, and the arts.

ScholarMade serves so that all children will be empowered to set and pursue their goals with steadfast resilience and instilled with the desire to lead their communities through service.

ScholarMade believes that all children are made for more.

Message from the CEO and Founder

ScholarMade Achievement Place at the Historic Mitchell Building opened its doors to nearly 300 students in August 2018.  It has been a priceless journey and a movement of restoration.  It is exciting to see the building come back to life! Built in 1908, the year that Thurgood Marshall was born, it is symbolic of battles fought for choice.

The majestic building overlooks a beautiful community. It is a testament that all children, regardless of their economic status, instructional needs, or previous academic challenges can find a place at ScholarMade –  a place where teachers and parents will work together to move children to achieve more.

This Place Matters. This opportunity matters. This school matters. This community matters. It is time to ignite a fresh vision in school choice, increase student achievement, and close the opportunity gap which is crucial for our children.  Our name, ScholarMade, is a constant call to remember that all children are valuable and all children can be brilliant. Our educational mission is to cultivate Scholars who will be equipped to solve academic and societal problems.

We want to partner with those who have a heart for children, the moral courage to disrupt mediocrity, and the desire to influence others to rethink the possibilities of what a child can become.

Welcome Home! 

There is a place for the community and your child at ScholarMade Achievement Place!

Our Scholars are Made for More!

ScholarMade Achievement Place

2410 S. Battery Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72206

P. O. Box 55930
Little Rock, Arkansas 72215


Fax: 501-244-9097

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