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Hillcub Program

Rogers State University & Claremont Elementary School Hillcub Partners in educationRSU and Claremont: A Special Relationship

More than 100 years ago, the institution presently known as RSU was established at the current site of Claremont Elementary School.

In 1909, Eastern Preparatory School, which prepared young people for college, began operation in the old Claremont Building at that location. The school later moved to its present location on "College Hill."

Our Mission

The mission of the Rogers State University Hillcub Program is to enhance the educational attainment, social awareness and quality of life of Claremont Elementary School students.

Goals/Objectives

  • To enhance the social and cultural development of Claremont Elementary School students through exposure to a university environment and interaction with college students and faculty.
  • To increase scholastic test scores of Claremont Elementary School students.
  • To enhance learning and advance aptitude in math and reading of Claremont Elementary School students.
  • To acquaint Claremont Elementary School students with the collegiate environment and encourage them to feel comfortable on a college campus.
  • To educate Claremont Elementary School students on the importance of attending college.
  • To increase the number of Claremont Elementary School students who earn a high school diploma.
  • To increase the number of Claremont Elementary School students who are college-bound.
  • To help Claremont Elementary School students discover possible college major and career possibilities.
  • To enhance the education of Claremont Elementary School students in all disciplines including math, reading, science, art and civics.