Arkansas Home School Convention at Harding | Schools
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Education Alliance, a division of Family Council, is hosting its 15th annual
Arkansas Home School Convention in Searcy at Harding University this Friday and Saturday, May 18 through
19. Entry cost is only $30 for the entire family for the whole weekend, and pre-registration can be done online
at ArkansasHomeSchool.org or attendees can just register at the door.
The Searcy convention attracts nearly 2,000 home schoolers from all over Arkansas, who come to browse
through the expansive vendor hall where popular education resource companies come to share their innovative
curricula and tools to strengthen home schooling. Bob Jones University Press, A Beka Book, Alpha Omega
Publications, Accelerated Christian Education, My Father’s World, Christian Light Education, and many other
popular vendors will be present.
Popular events such as the used book sale, silent auction, and the children’s conference are returning. New this
year is the art contest, ice cream social, and teen entrepreneur aisle. Information about all of these events can be
found at ArkansasHomeSchool.org.
Throughout the weekend, dynamic speakers will be present to talk about topics and issues important to home
schooling during our many workshops. Speakers include this year’s keynote speaker, Rick Boyer, the founder
of Character Concepts Curriculum, a published author, and an international speaker in the home school
In addition to the usual convention festivities, Home School Graduation, hosted by The Education Alliance,
returns this year. Held on Saturday, May 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. after normal convention hours, this ceremony is
the capstone event for many home school seniors in Arkansas, and this year, there will be almost 100 students
graduating. The graduation ceremony will take place in the Benson Auditorium at Harding University with
approximately 2,300 people in attendance.