Code Section

Age Requirements
Between 5 and 17

Child has received a high school diploma; parent may elect to withhold child from kindergarten; any child over 16 enrolled in post-secondary vocational institution or college or specific adult education programs upon certain conditions

Home School Provisions
Parents must give written notice of intent to home school; with curriculum, schedules, and qualifications of teacher presented to superintendent for each semester; child must submit to standardized achievement tests annually and at 8, if test results are unsatisfactory, child shall be enrolled in a public, private, or parochial school (ยง6-15-501 et. seq.)

Penalties on Parents for Noncompliance
Misdemeanor; each day is separate offense and fine of $25 to $100

Inside Arkansas