Public School Choice in Arkansas Allows students to attend a public school in a district other than the one in which they reside. The applications must be made from March 1, 2017 - May 1, 2017, to qualify for provision under the Arkansas Public School Choice Act of 2015.
Pursuant to standards adopted by a nonresident district may reserve the right to accept or reject applicants based on capacity of programs, class, grade level or school building. Likewise, a nonresident district’s standards may provide for rejection of an applicant based upon the submission of false or misleading information to the above listed request for information when that information directly impacts the legal qualifications of an applicant to transfer pursuant to School Choice Act. However, a nonresident district’s standards shall not include an ability, handicapping conditions, English proficiency level, or previous disciplinary proceedings, except that an expulsion from another district may be included pursuant to Ark. Code Ann 618510.
Priority will be given to applicants with siblings attending the district. The nonresident district shall accept credits towards graduation that were awarded by another district and award a diploma to a nonresident district’s graduation requirements. Applications postmarked or delivered to the Superintendent of School no later than May 1 for a child to be able to enroll for the fall semester. Transfers shall be granted on a nondiscriminatory basis. Student who have been accepted and enrolled in previous years do not have to reapply as approved transfers remain valid for as long as the student attends public school.
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