Arkansas

Compulsory Attendance Ages: Between the ages of 5 through 17 on or before September 15th of that year.

Required Days of Instruction: No specified days.

Required Subjects: No specified requirements.

Home School Statute: Yes.

Parents or guardians may choose to provide a home school for their children by notifying the local public school superintendent in writing of their intent to home school no later than August 15 by parents beginning home schooling in the fall semester or by December 15 for those beginning in the spring semester. Parents deciding to begin home schooling after the start of a semester are permitted to do so by providing the notice of intent 14 days prior to withdrawing the child from public school and each year thereafter at the beginning of the school year. The superintendent or the local school board may waive the 14-day waiting period. Parents or guardians moving into the school district during the school year must give written notice within 30 days of establishing residency within the school district.

Teacher Qualifications: None.

Standardized Tests: Yes.

No minimum score must be achieved by the home school student who is tested, but any student who refuses to participate in the testing program may be prosecuted for truancy.

For more information, please see the HSLDA website.