Starting a Private School in Arkansas

Regulations, Resources, & Support

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Arkansas State Regulations

General Regulations

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  • There are no requirements for accreditation, registration, licensing, or approval from the state for private schools in Arkansas, but they do have requirements on incorporation of schools and composition of governing boards.

  • The US Office of Innovation & Improvement has assembled a summary of regulations for private schools in Arkansas.

  • In Arkansas, a home school is a school provided by a parent or legal guardian for his or her own child, and private schools cannot be registered as home schools.

  • Arkansas has no published insurance requirements for schools.

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