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Arkansas Activities Association

3920 Richards Road

North Little Rock, AR 72117

Office: 501.955.2500

Fax: 501.955.2600

About the AAA

The Arkansas Activities Association, or AAA, was originally founded in 1904 by seven high schools and colleges and was called the Arkansas State Athletic Association. In 1912 the high schools separated from the colleges and became the Arkansas Athletic Association. The first full-time executive secretary was hired in 1946 and a state office was established. Membership increased rapidly and the name and scope was changed in 1969 to include the supervision of all interscholastic activities and the organization became known as the Arkansas Activities Association. 

Sanctioned Sports

  • Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheer, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming/Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling. 

Sanctioned Activities

  • ACTAA, ARJSHA, Band, BETA, Chess, Choir, DECA, eSports, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, National Honor Society, Orchestra, Quiz Bowl, Scholastic Press, Sideline Cheer/Dance, Student Council, VICA/Skills USA


Any middle, junior, or senior high school accredited by the Arkansas Department of Education or the Arkansas Nonpublic School Accrediting Association may become a member of the association upon approval of the Board of Directors. 

AAA Facts

  • The AAA is a private, voluntary, and self-governing organization comprised of its member schools. 
  • All AAA rules are created and approved by the member schools. 
  • AAA is managed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership. 
  • At no cost to student-athletes, catastrophic insurance is provided for students in grades 7-12 participating in AAA sanctioned sports and activities.