About Our Program

The Academic Excellence Afterschool Program is a partnership between Tenaris and the Blytheville School District. 

Our Program is offered completely FREE of charge to any student, grades 1-5, enrolled in the Blytheville School District, and offers

  • homework help 

  • intensive reading and math interventions with trained interventionists

  • enrichment activities for gifted students

  • a science-based curriculum 

  • development of technology skills

  • social/emotional and character/values development

  • structured exercise activities

  • a healthy snack

  • bus transportation

  • educational field trips

All curriculum has been designed with research-proven sources and will be interactive, hands-on and age/developmentally appropriate.

The AEAP runs throughout the school year until 5:30pm, Monday - Thursday, on the Blytheville Primary and Blytheville Elementary campuses, and is staffed by some of the best certified teachers, paraprofessionals, and counselors in the district!

Our Program's History

On September 2, 2010, Tenaris, a leading supplier of tubes and related services for the world’s energy industry, announced their support of the Academic Excellence Afterschool Program at the Blytheville Primary School, located near Tenaris Hickman, the company’s largest manufacturing facility in North America. The Academic Excellence Afterschool Program, began on September 7, 2010 and enrolled 150 first and second grade students from Blytheville Primary School.

Today, Tenaris continues to be deeply committed to caring for and improving the communities where they live and work. Their goal is to build a foundation that enables people to prosper and grow, and as a corporate citizen, provide a deep and lasting impact. As a global company, they believe that education is the key to generating progress and are continuously investing in educational programs in communities where they have operations such as Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and now the U.S. with the establishment of the Academic Excellence Afterschool Program.