school Choice

The Public School Choice Act of 2015
Ark. Code Ann. § 6-18-1903
A public school choice program is established to enable a student in kindergarten through grade twelve (12) to attend a school in a nonresident district, subject to the limitations under Ark. Code Ann. § 6-18-1906 and the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Rules Governing The Public School Choice Act of 2015.

§ 6-18-1902

  • “Resident District” means the school district in which the student resides as determined by § 6-18-202.
    • “Resides” means to be physically present and to maintain a permanent place of abode for an average of no less than four (4) calendar days and nights per week for a primary purpose other than school attendance.
  • “Nonresident district” means a school district other than a student’s resident district.

Application For Transfer
Applications must be submitted no later than May 1st to begin in the fall semester.

Accepting or Rejecting Applications
By July 1 the nonresident district shall notify the parent and the resident district in writing that the applicant was accepted or rejected.

School Choice Application

Please submit completed application to bjackson@pcssd.org no later than May 1, 2021.

For information regarding School Choice within PCSSD, please contact:
Dr. Janice Warren
Office of Equity and Pupil Services
(501) 234-2021

For information regarding the Public School Choice Act of 2015, please contact:
Oliver Dillingham 
Public School Program Coordinator
Equity Assistance Center, Division of Public School Accountability