For families who do not live within the Farmington School District but wish to attend one of the schools, the Arkansas School Choice Act is an option. The Arkansas School Choice program enables a student in kindergarten through grade 12 to attend a school in a nonresident district. School applications are accepted every year between January and May 1.
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.
Resident/Non-Resident § 6-18-1902
“Resident District” means the school district in which the student resides as determined by § 6-18-202.
“Nonresident district” means a school district other than a student’s resident district.
HOW TO APPLY FOR SCHOOL CHOICE
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
You may submit the form in any of the following ways:
mail: 42 South Double Springs Rd, Farmington, AR 72730
Deliver in Person to Kim Williamson at the Farmington Administration Office (see address above)
** If you are a prospective athlete in grades 7 - 12 please contact Coach Thompson at 479-266-1806 for more information regarding school choice eligibility guidelines.
For those wishing to transfer into or out of the school district through school board approval use the following form:
** If you are a prospective athlete in grades 7 - 12 please contact Coach Thompson at 479-266-1806 for more information regarding transfer eligibility guidelines.
Elementary School Zones
Students who live north of Highway 62 and Rheas Mill Rd. will attend Williams Elementary; students living south of Highway 62 and Rheas Mill Rd will attend Folsom Elementary. (see map below)