Helpful Links

National

Home School Legal Defense Association
The Home School Legal Defense Association is a non-profit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Through annual memberships, HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together, providing a strong voice when and where needed.

Arkansas

 Arkansas law requires parents to complete both the intent and waiver forms in order to be a legal home school. In the Notice of Intent to Home School form the first page asks for general information like name, address, and phone number. Page 2 asks for information about the home school curriculum, number of days in the home school term, and the education level of the home school parent. With the Home School Waiver form the parent promises not to hold the State of Arkansas liable for the education of their children. 

The Education Alliance
Promoting, protecting, and strengthening education in Arkansas.

Click here to download the Home School Information Packet
Click here
 to download the Notice of Intent to Home School and Home School Waiver Forms

Click here
 to see how to completed sample of the Notice of Intent form 

Arkansas Home School Testing Office
This web site provides information about mandatory standardized testing for Arkansas home schooled students in grades 3-9. It is updated regularly.

Texas

Texas Home School Coalition (THSC)
THSC is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving and informing the home school community and promoting home education in Texas

 

Reference

The Education Alliance
This is a great site for home-school information.
Plugged In Online
This is a great site for movie, DVD, & Music reviews.

Snopes - Urban Legends Reference Pages
This is a great website for checking the validity of e-mails.

 

Homeschool Resources

Cathy Duffy Reviews
Home School Reviews
Donna Young's Homeschool Printables and Resources
This website contains lesson planners, school calendars, household planners, printables in various subjects, and planning tips for homeschoolers. Most of the printables are in adobe acrobat format and require the free acrobat reader. There are also word documents and a few excel files. To find what you are looking for, browse the links on the left or the top or use the site index (linked at the top of the page.)
Grammar Questions
If you have questions on grammar rules then this site looks like it was made for you! Check it out!
Science Tools
Home Science Tools has lots of great science things for homeschooling and good prices.
Printable Chore Charts
You can download and print lots of free, themed chore charts. They also have a "coming soon" create your own section

Microsoft FREE Word Viewer
Word 97-2000 Viewer
This freeware program allows users who do not own Microsoft Word to view and print documents that were created in Word. The latest version of Word Viewer can open documents created with all previous versions of Word for Windows and version 4.x and later of Microsoft Word for Macintosh.