Arkansas Homeschool Basics – Free Printable

Arkansas Homeschool Basics

When I was putting together my homeschool planner I wanted to include a one page printable of the basic Arkansas homeschool requirements. Everything I found was no less than two pages, and being so nit-picky, that just wasn’t working for me. I decided I would make my own. I present to you the Arkansas Homeschool Basics:

These are the basic laws, rules, and requirements for homeschooling in Arkansas:

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Please keep in mind that this is not a comprehensive list of all Arkansas homeschool rules and laws. These are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding homeschooling in Arkansas, and best of all, it fits on one page! Included on this printable are the educator requirements, attendance requirements, curriculum requirements, HSLDA and The Education Alliance contact information and more.

Do you have a homeschool planner?
I do. I am planning on using this in my 2015-2016 homeschool planner. 

If you don’t homeschool do you think this would come in handy for those that do? 


53 thoughts on “Arkansas Homeschool Basics – Free Printable

  1. Cassie

    I didn’t know Arkansas was so loose with their homeschooling requirements. I like how it allows parents/guardians to really customize their child’s education.

    1. LifeAsAConvert Post author

      There are pros and cons to that though.. It means parents that don’t document a lot would probably feel overwhelmed if the state changes the laws to require more. I’ve started documenting more that isn’t required (like attendance) so it isn’t a huge transition when Arkansas does change the law (and I think they will).

      1. Lisa

        Why would AR change the law on documenting attendance and so forth? I’ve heard nothing nor do I wish it to be so.

        1. LifeAsAConvert Post author

          There has been no talk of them changing the law, and I also hope they do not change it, but I just have a feeling that we won’t always be so lucky. It’s also good habit for me since I don’t plan on always living in Arkansas and I know different states require different things.

  2. Sarah Bailey

    This is really interesting home school isn’t so big over here though I knew a child who was home schooled when I was really young – I remember thinking it odd.

    More people do it now though and I actually think in many ways it is a good idea.

  3. Alli

    My kids are grown and my grandkids are homeschooled in SC, but I would think that anyone homeschooling in Arkansas would love to have a downloadable copy. Great idea!!

  4. Jeanine

    This would come in handy for sure. I’m always referring to my books and I finally had enough of that and bought complete Ontario curriculum books because I couldn’t keep going back and forth!

  5. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    Learning the basics to homeschooling is always important. I don’t personally home school, but I love learning about it.

  6. Lesley

    These are very helpful. I homeschool my children too. My oldest, who is 13 is going to high school for real though next year. I can definitely use these for the smaller ones though.

    1. LifeAsAConvert Post author

      Oh yes! There are lots of rules and laws regarding homeschooling. Here in Arkansas, we are considered pretty lucky and the laws are very minimal.

  7. Elizabeth O.

    I didn’t know Arkansas allows moms to customize their child’s homeschooling. That’s a really radical step…

  8. vidya sudarsan

    I homeshcool my younger daughter and we have a similar planner too. I will be quite lost without a planner.. with all the responsibilities and tasks, I don’t think you can successfully home school a child.

  9. michele d

    I don’t home school but I think it would be a valuable tool to have. Anything that makes life easier then I am all for it!

  10. Lynndee

    I don’t homeschool but I think that would come handy for those who do homeschooling. And I do believe that it’s always best to have a planner.

  11. Pam

    I think you did a great job with that. Very concise and too the point. It is great to be organized too and have something like this handy so you can refresh your memory, if needed.

    I never knew the requirements before. That was an interesting read.

  12. Chubskulit Rose

    I homeschooled my kids during their pre-school years but they go to a private school now. I love that home schooling guide that you made. I think this would be helpful for homeschooling parents.

  13. Digna

    I feel this would really come in handy for someone who does. I know, I could and would use it. it’s great to be organized, it makes it so much easier to get things done.

  14. Bonnie @ wemake7

    I think this would definitely come in handy for those that home school there. Thanks for sharing this information.

  15. Melanie

    What a great resource for homeschoolers. Excellent info for people in the state. I don’t homeschool, but think this is great for those who do.

  16. Lisa Rios

    A great handy resource that would be so helpful to many, not just one who does homeschool. Trying to learn the basics is always important & thanks for sharing this!

  17. Rebecca Swenor

    This is an awesome post for those parents homeschooling their children. It is awesome that you are sharing this and I love the idea of your planner. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Amanda Love

    I don’t homeschool but plan on doing it so enjoy reading all homeschooling posts. I will have to get a planner ready when I’m ready to do so.

  19. Regina

    I’ve always been interested in homeshooling but have never pursued it. This seems like an easy to follow guideline for those parents who want to homeschool in Arkansas.

  20. Natalie

    I don’t homeschool, but I would see how this would come in handy.. It’s so crazy how homeschooling was years ago and what it is now.. There’s so more information..

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