Rogers Public Schools Converting Former Grocery Store To Educational Facility

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Courtesy Rogers Public Schools

ROGERS (KFSM) — Rogers Public Schools announced they are converting a former grocery store into a new educational facility.

The building, which is located on 2nd Street and Maple Street in downtown Rogers, will have 15 classrooms and will house the school’s Crossroads alternative learning program

The Crossroads program offers small student-teacher ratios and allows students to get personal attention from educators. It provides another learning path for students who struggle in larger school environments.

Formerly the Crossroads program shared space with the New Technology High School, in the annex, said Ashley Siwiec, RPS communication director. However, they were running out of space and found the new location.

Teachers will be working with students on special projects at the new building, including aviation, hydroponics and doing community service. Previously students have worked to raise produce that they sold in the Rogers Farmers Market.

The building is currently under construction and it will be ready for the first class of students for the Fall 2017 school year, said Siwiec.