Students from Alma School District and surrounding schools recently had the opportunity to once again participate in an eight-day summer program that was held at Alma Middle School.

Teen Tech Academy is part of the AEGIS grant program through the Arkansas Department of Education, according to ASD Superintendent David Woolly.

He said students could choose to participate in one of three programs: robotics, coding and programming or digital media.

“They had the chance to complete hands on projects and activities, work with technology, listen to guest speakers and tour the Baldor Technology Center on the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith campus,” Woolly said.

Teen Tech Academy was open to incoming seventh, eighth and ninth graders from Alma and surrounding districts. It was free for students including meals and in-district transportation.

This was the second year for Alma to host the academy and plans are underway for next year, as well, Woolly said.

“If your child would like to participate, watch for announcements and information in early spring of 2019,” he said.

Teen Tech Academy information can be found at