How to Homeschool in Arkansas

Arkansas is known for its natural beauty, but you may not have known that Arkansas is also a great place to homeschool your children. This article will help you understand how to begin your homeschooling journey by providing the following:
  • An overview of Arkansas homeschool laws
  • An introduction to homeschool groups in Arkansas
  • A description of how Moving Beyond the Page can help you get started
* This page does not contain legal advice and is not an endorsement of any homeschool groups listed. (see disclaimer)

Arkansas Homeschool Laws

Compared to other states, Arkansas has only a few homeschooling requirements. Just fulfill the following requirements and you are free to teach your children from the comforts of your home:

  • By August 15 of each year you must submit a notice of intent to your local school superintendent and sign a waiver stating that the state is no longer responsible for your child's education. You can find links to the most recent version of these forms at this webpage.
Otherwise, the state has no requirements for curriculum use, parents' level of education, attendance, child vaccination, or record keeping.

Homeschool Groups in Arkansas

Homeschooling your children is a daunting task, but there are many groups and organizations in Arkansas to help you out. Here are some organizations you may want to look into.

Central AR Homeschoolers (CARH)
Serving the central Arkansas area, this homeschool group welcomes all homeschooling families. They organize a variety of activities including field trips, social events, and prom.
Northwest Arkansas Christian Home Educators Association (NWACHEA)
This Christian homeschool group serves northwestern Arkansas homeschooling families by providing access to co-op classes, education fairs, and social events.
Home Educators of Greater Little Rock
This group is open to all area homeschoolers and offers parental support, information, and a variety of events to their members. Activities include field trips, spelling bees, used book sales, and a wide range of social and enrichment activities.
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NOTE: You can find a wealth of local and state groups offering homeschooling advice and support on sites such as Facebook and Yahoo Groups. You can search by city or county, religious preference, homeschooling philosophy, and more. You will need a free account on these sites to join one of their groups.

A Homeschool Curriculum for Arkansas

Moving Beyond the Page is a homeschool curriculum that exceeds the requirements for homeschooling in the state of Arkansas. All of the Moving Beyond the Page packages cover science, social studies, and language arts, and we offer a range of math programs as well. The Arkansas legal requirements are only a starting point, and our curriculum utilizes a range of educational strategies that are designed to foster a love of learning in children including:

  • Hands-on activities,
  • Differentiated options, and
  • Independent projects.

Moving Beyond the Page encourages critical thinking and creativity while encouraging your child's unique learning style like no other curriculum on the market. If your child is a hands-on learner, a gifted learner, or a creative free-thinker, then you should look into Moving Beyond the Page for your child.

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Any information about the laws in your state is provided to help you understand your legal requirements to homeschool in your state. It should by no means be interpreted as legal advice. This information was not compiled by a lawyer. It is your responsibility to interpret and understand the laws that you will be homeschooling under. If you have questions, you should seek the advice of a lawyer that operates in your state.

Moving Beyond the Page does not endorse any of the homeschool groups that are included in these pages. They are provided only for your benefit. You should research any group to ensure that they align with your family's goals and philosophies.