Arkansas Homeschooling

Whether you are new to homeschooling, or have been homeschooling for years, it helps to have a place to get good information, support, ideas, and resources to help you and your entire family succeed. You've found this place. To get started learning more about homeschooling in Arkansas, spend some time looking at these great starting points:

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Homeschooling in Northwest Arkansas (NWAHomeschool)
This is an email group primarily for homeschoolers in Northwest Arkansas, but open to everyone for sharing of teaching ideas, tips, problems, accomplishments.
Little Rock Zoo
The Little Rock Zoo features more than 725 animals representing 200+ species, many on the endangered list, including elephants, rhinos, giraffes, lions, tigers, jaguars, monkeys. Includes a Reptile House and Children's Farm.
Arkansas Department of Education
Website for the Arkansas Department of Education
Arkansas Unschoolers
This group is for people who live in Arkansas or nearby who use the "unschooling" philosophy to homeschooling their children. This group will be used to provide support to each other, make connections with each other and attempt to help provide answers to those who have question about unschooling.
Public Libraries Welcome Growing Homeschool Community
Public libraries around the country are finding new ways to serve the growing population of homeschoolers through physical spaces and creative programs catered to homeschooling families’ needs. This article takes a look at what libraries in Illinois, Colorado, and Tennessee are doing to meet the diverse needs of homeschooling families. 
Blessed Sacrament Homeschool Group (BSHG)
Blessed Sacrament Homeschool Group is a Catholic homeschool support group that has members in the Memphis Metro area, including North Mississippi, Eastern Arkansas, and other parts of West Tennessee. The Blessed Sacrament Homeschool Group is dedicated to encourage and enhance children with a nurturing, helpful, supportive, and loving family environment, based on the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
Arch Ford Education Service Cooperative
Provides Arkansas annual mandatory standardized testing for home school students in grades 3-9.
Buffalo National River
The Buffalo River is one of the few remaining unpolluted, free-flowing rivers in the lower 48 states offering both swift-running and placid stretches. The Buffalo National River encompasses 135 miles of the 150-mile long river. It begins as a trickle in the Boston Mountains 15 miles above the park boundary. Following what is likely an ancient riverbed, the Buffalo cuts its way through massive limestone bluffs traveling eastward through the Ozarks and into the White River. The national river has ...
Licensing & State Laws in Arkansas
Arkansas’ multi-stage licensing process allows teens to gradually gain exposure to complex driving situations, easing them into driving over an extended period of time. The learner’s permit and intermediate stages are key steps.
Arkansas Homeschool Book Swap
This online email lists offers Arkansas homeschool families the opportunity to sell used books and curriculum, videos, CD's, clothes, or other items that would be of use to other homeschooling families.
Fact Sheet on Home Schooling in Arkansas
This summary of the statues regulating homeschooling in the state of Arkansas is published by the Arkansas Department of Education.
Arkansas Home School Laws
The Home School Legal Defense Association provides a brief summary of the homeschooling laws in Arkansas. Includes a link to a legal analysis of laws relating to homeschooling in Arkansas.
Unschooling in the Midwest
This group is for unschoolers in the midwest to offer support to other life learning families and to organize activities.
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a 2,180-mile footpath along the ridgecrests and across the major valleys of the Appalachian Mountains from Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in northern Georgia. It traverses the scenic, wooded, pastoral, wild, and culturally resonant lands of the Appalachian Mountains. Conceived in 1921, it was built by private citizens and completed in 1937. The trail traverses Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsyl...
Texas Unschooling
Texas Unschooling is the source for information on all things unschooling in Texas. At Texas Unschoolers, their mission is to educate and support those families who are exploring an alternative approach to life and learning. Many kids do very well outside the traditional public school model when they are allowed the time and resources to discover where their passions lie.
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