Now that I have been at E-Stem for a couple years, I understand why it is one of the top schools in Arkansas. I would definitely recommend it to someone looking to take vigorous courses and have more freedom than other schools would provide. Even though E-Stem is an extended year school, we are given more breaks than other schools, in addition to snow days that don't have to be made up. Since we start school a month before public schools, AP students have that extra time to start reading the text book and learning the material for the test in May. It is because we are an achieving school that last year every single senior graduated (100% success rate). This was something that only a few other schools in Arkansas were able to achieve (if any).