School Choice

The Van Buren School District is accepting applications for students wishing to participate in the School Choice Program. School Choice is the program authorized by the Arkansas General Assembly in Act 560 of 2015 which allows parents to apply for their child’s admission to participating school districts other than the one in which they reside.

The Van Buren School District will accept eligible students from other school districts under the School Choice Program for the 2018-2019 school year. Application forms are available at the Van Buren School District Administration Office, 2221 Pointer Trail, Van Buren, AR 72956. Completed applications must be submitted or postmarked no later than MAY 1, 2018.


Parents may indicate a school preference; however, enrollment will be based on space availability, program availability, and guidelines referenced in District Policy.


Applicants will be notified of their acceptance or rejection by July 1, 2018. Students who reside out of state or who are currently expelled from school for a drug or weapon violation are not eligible for participation



For more information, call VBSD at 479.474.7942.