The Public School Choice program was established to give parents and students more options with respect to where students attend public school and to enable any student to attend a school in a district in which the student does not reside, subject to the restrictions contained in ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT 1227 OF 2013.

Application for Arkansas School Choice

Application for Arkansas School Choice - Spanish

School Choice Rules

2013-2014 School Choice Eligibility


Act 1227 of 2013, which established the Public School Choice Act of 2013, went into effect on April 16, 2013.  The Act includes the following deadlines:

June 1 Students/parents apply for school choice to a nonresident district (with a copy of the application to the resident district).

June 1 The ADE reports to each school district the net maximum number of school choice transfers for the current school year.

August 1 The superintendent of the nonresident district notifies the parent and resident district of the acceptance or denial of a school choice application.