About The Achievement Place
OUR courageous TWO-PART MISSION
We prepare our scholars through Emotional Intelligence and Personalized Learning to be self-confident, intellectually inquisitive, emotionally intelligent, and academically accomplished beings. Our Scholars will become leaders and problem-solvers who will improve conditions wherever they choose to work and live.
Opportunity gaps will be closed as all scholars achieve academically at high levels. Our mission is meant to inspire and uplift everyone involved in the work of developing young people. It is a conscious effort to prepare young people to serve and care about their communities, to give them the skills necessary to be successful in high school and college, and prepare them to be change agents, movement leaders, and problem solvers within those communities.
Families and communities are essential forms of support that ensure schools not only help students to achieve academically, but also ensure that the quality of life for children living in poverty is improved. Our collective strength will reach more students to transfer learning and leadership as we all pursue achievement.
There’s a place for you!
Dr. Phillis N. Anderson: Superintendent
Dr. Anderson is a former junior high English teacher and high school journalism teacher. Over the course of her career, she has served as a school administrator, district administrator, a former college Assistant Professor, and as a C-suite Executive. She holds a Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate degrees from the University of Arkansas systems.
Carmen Pruitt, Esq.: Director of Finance and Administration
Ms. Pruitt holds a Bachelor’s degree in Professional and Technical Writing from UALR as well as a MBA from the university. She also holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Arkansas law school and was admitted to the Arkansas Bar in 2015. She has a wealth of experience in school logistics, operations, financial management and business development.
Eltrudia Toliver: Director of Achievement and Instruction
Mrs. Toliver has been an educator for over a decade as middle school math teacher and math instructional facilitator. She is a skilled educator and has been served in a school using the Ruby Payne Framework for Poverty and as a teacher and coach has accelerated the academic achievement of students. She has spent all of her educational career in low socio-economic school communities and holds a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from UALR.
Brad Burl: Director of Leadership and Operations
Mr. Burl has been an educator for over a decade as elementary art teacher, P.E. teacher, Director of School Culture, Academic Dean, and Founding Principal. He is a member of the Arkansas Air National Guard and is a graduate of Arkansas Tech University and holds a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from UALR.
HONOR in every interaction,
INTELLIGENCE in every decision,
LEARNING from every challenge,
LEADERSHIP in every situation,
SERVICE to every person.
ScholarMade: Every child has the potential to be a Scholar and our Signature Learning Experience will make each child into a Scholar. One who is guided by other scholars, normally know as a teacher, one who loves learning and who actively pursues new knowledge that will be used to benefit self and community.
Our mascot is the Monarch Lioness because our children are kings and queens made for more. The Lioness is ambitious, driven, fierce, resilient and compassionate. She takes care of her community, her friends, and her family.
Our schools’ colors are Gold, Navy, Green, Black, and Maroon collectively representing compassion, confidence, courage, wisdom, intelligence, truth, creativity, prosperity, power, renewal, growth, harmony, love and ambition.
ScholarMade Achievement Place of Arkansas
"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