• What is Ignite Professional Studies?

    Bentonville Schools developed the Ignite Professional Studies program to provide students with real, relevant learning experiences in collaboration with regional businesses, non-profits, and industry professionals. The time is now to address a critical component in education - providing students post-secondary options aligned to their passions and strengths.

    Ignite is out to change the conversation about preparing students for the opportunities in our community and beyond. Today’s workforce, whether in a professional skilled trade, startup, or Fortune 500 company requires STEM and professional, business, and financial skills. Ignite career strands are designed to align with future opportunities in the community.

    Students in Ignite strands build meaningful relationships with mentors in business, industry, and higher education, not only to learn a profession, but also to gain valuable professional skills and entrepreneurial habits of mind necessary for careers in an innovation-based economy.