Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Information for Schools and Districts

Training for School District Home School Liaisons

Each summer, the Home School Office provides technical assistance for Home School Liaisons on data entry, record keeping, and account management.  These meetings are held at Educational Cooperatives around the state.  They are designed to assist the Liaison in their role of supporting parents with the home school process in Arkansas.  We discuss the process for receiving and submitting the Notice of Intent to Home School (NOI) forms as well as Home School Law and ADE Rules and Regulations.  For more information on locations and attendance please contact the Home School Office or check your local ESCWorks account to register.  The information packet from the previous summer is available below.  If you need additional support or assistance please contact the Home School Office, we are here to serve you.

  • 2017-2018 Home School Contact Training - This guide highlights the changes made to rules about home school, and also includes a tutorial for school district contacts for putting home school information into the database.

Important Information and Updates

  • The 2018-2019 school year will close on June 14, 2019.
  • Enrollment for the 2019-2020 home school year will open on June 15, 2019.
  • If you have contact personnel changes for home school, please contact the Home School Office as soon as possible to provide the updated information.
  • If a home school student moves to your district from another state, please advise the parent to submit a Notice of Intent within 30 days of their arrival.
  • If a home school student  moves to your district from another district, please advise the parent to contact the Home School Office with the new address and school district.
  • According to the law, all of the information on the Notice of Intent is required, with the exception of the email address, which is optional.
  • The Notice of Intent only has to be notarized if the student is seeking a GED or plans to seek a driver's license.
Related Links Disclaimer: The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) does not endorse the educational information offered by the organizations listed under the Related Links on this page. The links are provided to assist you with information regarding the home schooling of your child(ren). The ADE is not responsible for the content of any educational material received through these organizations. Please contact these organizations for additional information.

For more information, please contact:

Trish Wilcox, Program Advisor
Home School Office
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Learning Services
Four Capitol Mall, Mail Slot 6
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-1874
Fax: 501-371-3514


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