Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

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, DESE has created Rules Governing Home Schools.  You can find the current document on the DESE Rules Page.
 
2017 Acts
  • Act 592 of 2017 – Concerning the Participation of Home-Schooled Students in Interscholastic Activities in a Public School
  • Act 635 of 2017 – Amending Provisions of the Arkansas Code Concerning Home Schools
  • Act 863 of 2017 – Concerning the Enrollment or Re-enrollment of a Home-Schooled Student in a Public School
 
2019 Acts
  • Act 429 of 2019 – Prohibiting a Public School from Charging a Home School Student for an Endorsed Concurrent Enrollment Course Unless the Public School Student is Charged
  • Act 430 of 2019 – Requiring a Public School to Allow a Private School or Home School Student to Enroll in an Academic Course
  • Act 617 of 2019 – Amending the Law Concerning the Requirements for a Driver’s License of Instruction Permit (Notarized Notice of Intent No Longer Required)
  • Act 656 of 2019 - Concerning the Participation of Home-Schooled Students in Interscholastic Activities at Private Schools
 
Related Links Disclaimer: The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) 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 DESE 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 Elementary and Secondary Education
Learning Services
Four Capitol Mall, Mail Slot 6
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-1874
Fax: 501-371-3514

 

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