Information for Veterans

Information for Veterans

Arkansas honors veterans for their service and sacrifice.  This page contains resources to assist veterans with issues pertaining to kindergarten through 12th-grade education.
Please note that issues concerning scholarships, the G.I. Bill, and post-secondary education fall under the preview of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.  Other issues pertaining to adult education or technical education are under the supervision of the Arkansas Department of Career Education.

Diplomas for Veterans

Veterans who left public school without graduating to serve in World War II, the Korean War, or the Vietnam War may be awarded a high school diploma.  State laws and Arkansas Department of Education Rules are available at the following links:

 High School Credit for Basic Training 

A student in high school who enlists in a branch of the United States Armed Forces or the National Guard through the military delayed entry program, the National Guard Split Training Option, or other similar early entry program and completes basic training before graduating from high school shall receive two (2) units of the career focus graduation requirements under the Standards for Accreditation of Arkansas Public Schools and School Districts adopted by the State Board of Education.
The statute governing high school credit for completing basic training is available at this link:
A.C.A. 6-16-150 Credit for Completing Military Basic Training.

Helpful Links

Other information and organizations that can help with programs for veterans are linked below:

For more information, please contact:

John Kaminar, Military Family Engagement Advisor
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 4C-300
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-5188