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Student Awards Assembly Recognizes Academics, Athletics, Attendance, and Behavior
May 2012
Nearly one quarter of the students of the Academic Recovery and Career Discovery Center were recognized during the annual Student Awards Assembly. Members of the ARCDC golf team were recognized for their participation in the ground-breaking partnership with Shreveport Country Club. Silver level award winners received new pairs of Adidas sneakers along with prize bags. Gold level award winners received prize bags with their prizes included. Pastor Rick Layton of Word of Faith Church International, the primary sponsor of the program, was on hand to congratulate the winners.

ARCDC Proudly Celebrates Pi Day
March 2012
Pi Day is a holiday commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). You have probably heard about π before. Maybe your teacher was talking about it. Maybe you saw it in your math book. Maybe you saw it on television or in a movie. You have heard of it, but do you really know what π is?

Achievement Rewards Program Kicks Off to Reward Hard Working Students
February 2012
On February 24, ARCDC students gathered in the auditorium to learn about a new program that would reward those who work hard to improve their attitude, academics, and behavior between March and May.

ARCDC Embraces African American Culture and History
February 2012
On Monday, February 27, 2012, ARCDC hosted its annual Black History Celebration entitled "Embracing African American Culture and History." The month-long focus on African-American contributions throughout the history of the United States reminds us that no matter what our situation, we can always bring ourselves up by helping to bring others up.

ARCDC Buffalo Soldiers Win Library's Drama Contest
February 2012
Ms. Shirley Culbert's fourth grade class has been named the winner of the All the World's a Stage drama competition hosted by the ARCDC Library. Teachers and Students were asked to choose a brief scene from a book they had read, write a script, and submit a video recording of their performance.

ARCDC Students Participate in Golf Program
February 2012
Some Connections Program students from the Academic Recovery and Career Discovery Center are receiving the opportunity to participate in golf lessons at the Shreveport Country Club. The lessons are being taught by Club Golf Pro Martin Stewart, Club Assistant Golf Pro Marty Stewart, and Mr. Bobby Brown, who has worked and trained with a number of professional golfers.

C-SPAN's 2012 Cities Tour Visits ARCDC
February 2012
On Tuesday, February 7, ARCDC hosted C-SPAN Local Content Vehicle producers Debbie Lamb and Tiffany Rocque. As part of C-SPAN's 2012 Cities Tour stop in Shreveport, Lamb spoke with students about careers in broadcast and video journalism as well as the mission of the C-SPAN networks and the importance of being informed about current events in an unbiased way. She also demonstrated the use of C-SPAN's Video Library to find video clips about a wide variety of topics.
ARCDC Celebrates Black History Month 2012
February 2012
February was chosen for Black History Month because it marks the birthdays of two men who greatly influenced the black American population, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. However, February has much more that Douglass and Lincoln to show for its significance in black American history. On February 1st, 1960, a group of black Greensboro, North Carolina, college students began a sit-in at a segregated Woolworth's lunch counter… kicking off a range of sit-ins that would define the Civil Rights movement of the 1960's.

2011 Deck the Halls Contest Winner Announced
December 2011
The Academic Recovery and Career Discovery Center Library Media Center would like to congratulate Ms. Rubben's first period class on winning the annual door-decorating contest. Doors had to reflect this year's library theme, "the Wonderful World of Reading."

ARCDC Librarian Dani Long Receives Red Apple Award
December 2011
ARCDC Librarian Dani Long was nominated by Principal Margaret Brown for a Caddo Parish Schools Red Apple Award in November for her hard work, dedication, and positive attitude.

ARCDC Library Hosts "Once Upon a Time... Computer Style"
November 2011
The Academic Recovery and Career Discovery Center Library Media Center would like to congratulate the winner of the Once Upon a Time...Computer Style Contest, 6th grade student Quatravious Williams. Quantravious' original digital story, entitled "Losing Someone Close," earned his class a party and he received a framed certificate.

ARCDC Honors Our Veterans with Special Luncheon
November 2011
Many Americans mistakenly believe that Veterans Day is the day that America has set aside to honor American military personnel who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in combat. That's not quite true. Memorial Day is set aside to honor America's war dead. Veterans Day, on the other hand, honors all American veterans, both living and dead. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank living veterans for their dedicated and loyal service to their country.

ARCDC Faculty and Staff Participate in Character Day to Promote Reading
October 2011
The faculty and staff were invited to participate in a Character Day on Friday, October 28 by the library to promote reading. To participate, they chose their favorite book character, dressed like them, and brought along a copy of the book so they could tell the story of their character.

ARCDC Library Celebrates 2011 Read for the Record
October 2011
ARCDC elementary students participated along with other students across the nation to set a new world record for reading.

ARCDC Announces 2011-12 School Improvement Plan
September 2011
Please browse the ARCDC Administrative Team's yearly plan for improving the success of our school. Key areas of concern, as always, are academics, discipline, and attendance.

ARCDC Uniform Policy 2011-12
August 2011
Get your student prepared for the 2011-12 school year at ARCDC with the latest uniform policy.

ARCDC School Supply List 2011-12
August 2011
Get your student prepared for the 2011-12 school year at ARCDC with the school supply list.

ARCDC Student Behavior Contract 2011-12
August 2011
Any student enrolling to attend ARCDC in the Alternative, Academic Acceleration, TAPSIS, or Connections programs must agree to and sign a behavior contract upon enrollment. Parents and students should review this contract before their enrollment session.

Caddo Parish School Board Handbook (Blue Book)
August 2010
The District Handbook is designed to inform you of district, state, and federal policies that affect students in Caddo Parish schools.

Principal Margaret A. Brown Honored by Shreveport Times
January 2010
The January 17, 2010 edition of the Shreveport Times honored Shreveport's "Leaders of 2009: 10 Who Make Our Community a Better Place." One of leaders featured was ARCDC Principal Margaret A.Brown.
School Master Plan for Discipline
August 2009
Click here to view the ARCDC School Master Plan for Discipline.

News Archive

Our main campus is located on North Holzman Street in Shreveport's Allendale neighborhood. Prior to 2009, our programs were located at the former Oak Terrace Junior High School site for seventeen years as the Caddo Parish School Board developed one of the first alternative day school programs in Louisiana. The Rutherford House was created in 1974 by the Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier for girls (boys added one year later) who were "indulging in behavior detrimental to their well-being and mental growth. The Caddo Parish Juvenile Court Detention Center provides numerous diagnostic and treatment programs for incarcerated youths.

Main site: Academic Recovery & Career Discovery Center
401 North Holzman Street

Alternative Site #2: Rutherford House
Academic Center, 1701 Line Avenue

Vocational Center, 1905 Creswell Avenue.

Caddo Juvenile Detention Center
Alternative Site #3: Caddo Juvenile Detention Center
1835 Spring Street.

Academic Recovery & Career Discovery Center
Margaret A. Brown, Principal
Caddo Parish School District
401 North Holzman Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
(318) 222-5606