Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

Read Bio  

Home School Rules and Laws

Home School Rules and Laws

Below is a list of the pertinent Arkansas Acts related to the Home School process in the state.  Full documents of these Acts can be found on the Arkansas General Assembly website.  For links to Arkansas and Federal Law sites, please see the Legal Links page.  Based on these Acts, ADE has created Rules Governing Home Schools.  You can find the current document on the ADE Rules Page.

  • Act 635 - Amendments to the Home School Law
  • Act 863 - Concerning the Enrollment or Re-enrollment of a Home Schooled Student in a Public School
  • Act 592 - Concerning the Participation of Home Schooled Students in Interscholastic Activies
  • Act 453 - Concerning the Participation of Home Schooled Students in Interscholastic Activities in Private Schools
  • Act 173 - To Allow a Student Who Attends a Private School or a Home School to Enroll in an Academic Course within the Public School
 
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
Josh Mesker, 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

 

State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

Learn More

Licensure & Certification

Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks and more.

Learn More

ESSA

Learn More

MY SCHOOL INFO

Learn More