Homeschooling in Arkansas: Start Here

Welcome to the home page for homeschooling in Arkansas. If you are searching for information about AR homeschools or want to learn how to get started, you are in the right place.

Homeschooling in Arkansas requires regular reporting, but it is not hard to start.

Arkansas Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in Arkansas

There are an estimated 17,995 home educated students in Arkansas

Arkansas requires homeschooling families to submit annual reports. AR does not require that home educators take specific subjects or classes. The AR government does not conduct any state assessments of homeschoolers.

Arkansas is one of just two states with laws that prevent some parents from homeschooling their children based on their legal or criminal history. Arkansas policy is as follows: Sex offenders must not live in the home. Parents can petition for this to be waived.

There is no required level of education for parents in Arkansas to educate their children at home.

Arkansas vaccine information

There are no state mandated vaccination(s).

Arkansas Homeschool Law

Arkansas State Standards and Common Core

Common Core Implications

Notices given to local school districts by parents are passed on to the Arkansas Department of Education. The names are then placed in a state database and used to notify homeschoolers of the date and locations of tests that homeschoolers must take. There is no opt-out option of this database for homeschoolers.

State Subject Requirements


Important AR legal information links

Arkansas Homeschool Key Resources

How to Start Homeschooling in AR

It is not as hard as you might think to start homeschooling in Arkansas! Click here to get started.

Local Homeschool Associations, Organizations, and Groups

Our local organizations/homeschool groups database is under construction.

Local Common Core Action Groups

Find Homeschool Curriculum

We make it incredibly easy to find the right homeschool curriculum for your family. View our list of homeschool curriculum to get started.

Arkansas Homeschool Conventions and Seminars

Help Homeschooling in AR

Still haven't found what you need/looking for? We're here to help. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Sources: State-by-state education laws, state-by-state education bylaws, Dept. Education, local homeschool groups, and the Homeschool Legal Defense Association.
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