Homeschool Resources

 Homeschool Resources for Arkansas

  • The Education Alliance
The Education Alliance offer extensive services to new and experienced homeschoolers. They regularly advocate for homeschoolers rights in the state of Arkansas, ensure important notices and changes in laws are well know by the community, provide homeschool ID cards, homeschool transcripts, host homeschool graduation and so much more. They are an invaluable resource to our community. Some important links from their website:
Start Homeschooling
Homeschool High School Transcript
Student ID Card
Graduation and Diplomas
  • Homeschool Legal Defense Association
The Homeschool Legal Defense Association advocates for homeschool freedom in all 50 states. They offer a membership which will grant you access to free legal advise, educational consults and legal representation should your right to homeschool ever be challenged. 
What HSLDA Does

  • The Arkansas Department of Education's Division of Elementary and Second Education
For questions about legal homeschool requirements and to file your Notice of Intent to Homeschool form (NOI) see The Arkansas Department of Education's Division of Elementary and Second Education's website:
AR Department of Ed. Homeschool Information

State of Arkansas Notice of Intent to Homeschool (NOI) Fact page and online form Link

Arkansas Graduate Requirements/ High School Credits

 

  • Home Educators of Greater Little Rock

Home Educators of Greater Little Rock (Home Ed) is a local support group for Little Rock area homeschoolers. They sponsor a wide variety of local events and activities including prom and high school graduation. 

https://www.homeedonline.com/.

 

  • The Flames Homeschool Athletics
 The Pulaski County Home Education Activities Association (PCHEAA) began in 1995. It was started by parents interested in providing a program that would emphasize character development and provide healthy athletic competition for homeschoolers.They currently offer basketball, volleyball, cross-country and track and field. 
More info and team sign ups here

Central Arkansas Area Co-Ops and Classes:

The Decker School: The Decker School, located in Central Arkansas, emphasizes the importance of identifying every student’s unique strengths by providing a holistic learning environment, for children entering Kindergarten through 6th Grade. Mostly outdoor learning and options for one day, two day or full time classes. https://www.thedeckerschool.org/

H.O.P.E. Co-op: HOPE homeschool co-operative was formed in 2005 for the purpose of providing rigorous, college prep high school courses in a small group tutoring situation. They offer a wide range of courses taught by a talented and experienced group of tutors. Meets Mondays and Wednesdays August-May. https://www.lrhope.com/

SEEK - Science Enrichment Education for Kids:Established in 1999, Science Enrichment Education for Kids or SEEK provides experiential learning, through hands-on science lessons, in a fun indoor/outdoor classroom environment at their beautiful Ferndale campus. Meets one full day a week for 12 weeks -  Drop Off program.https://4h.uada.edu/programs/4h-center/science-enrichment-education/

STEAM for the Next Generation: STEAM for the Next Generation is a high school program for Greater Little Rock area homeschoolers. We provide integrated, relevant, hands-on courses for small groups of homeschoolers in the math, science and STEAM related subjects. Facebook Page: STEAM Facebook Page Registration Link: https://forms.gle/vWyHVLJbtwFxi5Zv7

Central Arkansas Homeschool Academy: Central Arkansas Homeschool Academy is an Academy-style program: students gain access to top-notch instructors and a fun community one day per week, and the parents manage the homework throughout the rest of the week. Meets every Thursday from September through April. https://www.cahaonline.org/ 

Comm Central:  Comm Central is a Christian, classical homeschool academy that meets one day a week in the Central Little Rock area (with an optional second day for students 7th grade and above) Comm Central's Facebook Page

Classical Conversations: A Christian homeschool group that meets once a week during the school year. Students learn core subjects as well as fine arts, hands-on science, and presentation experience. There are multiple locations in Central AR, each providing support and community for not only students but parents as well. www.classicalconversations.com

Hilltop Academy: Hilltop Academy is a drop off class day that meets on Thursdays for three 10 week terms.  We hope to ease the hands and hearts of home schooling parents by providing a full day of core classes to students in grades 1-8 and afternoon electives to students in grades 1-12. https://www.hilltopacademyar.com/ 

Enrichment Academy:  Enrichment Academy welcomes the opportunity to contribute positively to each student’s education. Our goal is to provide an occasion to scholastically and socially encourage each student while offering a constructive, fun, educational experience for students as well as giving parents a day “off”. One day per week K-12 program that meets on Tuesdays in North Little Rock – Drop off  http://www.enrichmentacademy.org/index.html

Benton Homeschool Co-op: At BHC (Benton Homeschool Corporation) their mission is to offer an opportunity to come together to enrich Christian homeschool families learning experiences by providing engaging, social enrichment classes, activities and events that support whatever curriculum your family chooses. BHC Website

Deeply Rooted Homeschool Co-op: Deeply Rooted is a homeschooling co-op in Central Arkansas, giving like-minded families an opportunity to create and grow lasting relationships while learning together. They meet in Jacksonville. Not a drop-off co-op. Deeply Rooted Facebook Page

Victory 1st Homeschool Co-op: Victory provides a fun and safe learning environment for your child. They are a volunteer-based group, where homeschool parents volunteer to teach a variety of classes including Art, Music, Driver’s Ed, F.A.C.S., Foreign Language and more. In Sherwood, AR  More info here: Victory 1st Baptist Co-op

KCA: KCA exists to provide supplemental education resources to families as they equip, train, and prepare their children for the future. Meets on Thursdays in Conway. Koinonia Cooperative Academy Website

Covenant AcademyCovenant Academy is a Christian homeschool co-op that focuses on core subjects for Kindergarten through 12th grade. We meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from late August through April at Central Baptist Church in Conway. Covenant Academy Facebook Page

Harmony Christian Co-Op: A group of moms and dads that co labor to teach and instruct our children. We all work together to make it a great place to learn and make friends! Located in Conway. Harmony Facebook Page

Willow Roots Homeschool Program: Have your child join us every Wednesday for our homeschool program! They will participate in a full day at Willow Roots - Learning Center experiencing everything we offer, aside from small groups. From adventuring outdoors to nature-based reading and math activities - the perfect day! Located in Conway Willow Roots Websit.e

FCHAA: FCHAA is the Faulkner County Homeschool Athletics Association.  FCHAA offers competitive sports teams for homeschoolers in Faulkner County.  These teams compete against other homeschool teams, non-AAA private schools, and AAA public and private schools. http://www.faulknerfalcons.com/

Cast N Crew Drama:  Homeschool theater group – usually 1 grade through 12th depending on the play – Drop off activity Cast N Crew's Facebook Page

SOAR Speech and Debate Club: SOAR is a local speech and debate club for Christian homeschoolers and is affiliated with the Stoa Speech and Debate League. Our goal is not only to prepare students to compete in their chosen events at Stoa tournaments, but also to develop confident communicators who will impact our world for Christ. https://soar.stoausa.org/ 

Tutus and Tennis Shoes Dance Studio: This dance studio in Maumelle often has homeschool classes during the day. Call 501-803-9292 or visit their website for more info: https://www.tutusandtennisshoes.com/ 

 

 

 

 Other Homeschool Helps:

Find your homeschool style with these helps:

The Homeschool Mom

Homeschool Styles Quiz

 

Field Trips and Fun:

Homeschool skate at the SkatiumOpen to any Homeschoolers or Virtual Learners as a break during school work; $10 per person

Hike Pinnacle Mountain: Hike this iconic Central Arkansas Mountain or hang out and play at one of the many playgrounds, nature trails or at the nature center. 

The Tubes @ Rock Creek Church:  The play tubes will be open to the public Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm! They are also open every Sunday morning before and after the 9 am and 10:45 am services. At times the tubes may be closed with no notice due to cleaning or church events. Please check the Rock Creek Kids Facebook page for updates.

Historic Arkansas MuseumHistoric Arkansas Museum is home to an historic city block including the oldest building in Little Rock, an 1850s Farmstead, galleries of Arkansas Made art and history ranging from indigenous Arkansans to contemporary artists and artisans.

Old State House MuseumThe Old State House Museum is the original state capitol building of Arkansas and the oldest standing state capitol building west of the Mississippi River. Since 1833, when construction began, the building and its grounds have witnessed many of the most important events in Arkansas history.

Mosaic Templar Cultural CenterThe Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC) was founded as the Mosaic Templars of America Center for African American Culture and Business Enterprise under Act 1176 of 2001. MTCC was created as a museum of Arkansas Heritage to honor the story of the Mosaic Templars of America and all of Arkansas's African American history

MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History: Located in the historic Tower Building of the Little Rock Arsenal--the birthplace of General Douglas MacArthur. Exhibits feature artifacts, photographs, weapons, documents, uniforms and other military items that vividly portray Arkansas's military history at home and abroad.

 

Volunteer Opportunities:

The St. Joseph Center of Arkansas:

Arkansas Food Bank 

Friends of The Animal Village

Habitat for Humanity

Red Cross