Ashdown High School


Welcome to Ashdown High School! 


Dear AHS School of Innovation Parents and Students:


It is with great excitement and delight that I am welcoming you to Ashdown High School - School of Innovation for the 2022- 2023 year. 


Many new 9th graders are registered to add to our campus which I have already met individually.  I am thrilled to see so many ready for our Innovative School in which they are entering as 14-year-olds and with required coursework, will graduate in four years as adults. 


With our recent School of Innovation Renewal review in May, our notification of approval arrived on July 16 that awards our school an additional 4 years to continue our goals which include providing opportunities for our students in Ashdown to better prepare all for careers beyond the 12th grade which include

  • Increasing student participation in curriculum options
  • Reduce the achievement gap among one (1) or more groups by accelerating learning experiences
  • Expanding student’s college and career readiness by exploring new avenues
  • Motivate students by exploring innovative teaching and learning choices
  • Transforming the school’s culture and climate to lead to transformative teaching and learning.


Our High School staff includes an array of very talented and Innovative staff members with over 48% of our teaching staff holding one or more Master's Degrees and beyond.  AHS’s goal is to make sure all students when they walk across the field to receive their diploma, know where he/she is going whether career technical school, college, or a career with credentials received in High School. 


This year's additions to our staff include:  Austin Cross (Baseball Coach and Turf Management), Kevin Bright (HS Basketball, Concurrent PE, PE), Asphen Beard (Math), William Smyth (Math), David Wilson (Civics, History), Kris Nichols (Study Skills, Driver’s Ed).  Mr. Tim Avery (Band Director), Mrs. Mollee Thomason, (Special Education), Mrs. Ann Bishop (Counselor), Becky Wilson(Counselor Secretary), Johntavious Baker (Custodian).


I am sharing a Remind sign-up with those that would like information in a timely manner throughout the year.  This along with our ONE Call Now will be used for pertinent info that parents and students will need to know.   Other contacts through your student’s Google classrooms that they receive from their classroom teachers will help keep students informed on regular daily info. 

Remind App Installation Instructions

Parents, please notice that the daily announcements are posted on this HIGH School Web page for you to access to keep abreast of notices that are shared daily with our students. 


I want to get to know all students and parents and welcome you to contact me via email or the school office if you need an appointment.   Please do not hesitate to share innovative ideas you may have with me and staff as we enter this wonderful school year!   WE ARE ASHDOWN!





Kay York-Wortham