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Registration Academy for Home School Students
Published: June 09 2016

Registration for the Arkansas State University-Beebe Vanguard Senior

Academy for Home School Students has begun for the 2016 to 2017 academic year.




conversations with home school associations, parents expressed a desire for

students to take college level coursework, resulting in an academic transcript,”

said Dr. Karla Fisher, chancellor at ASU-Beebe. “This new program will give

home school students an advantage in completing some basic college classes, while

continuing their home school education.”




of the Vanguard Academy cohort group will receive academic and career counseling,

free tutoring at the Learning Center, personal and professional development

workshops, use of the Abington Library, exposure to STEM majors and careers, and

mentoring and leadership development.


Classes for the Fall 2016 semester will begin August


23 and will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays. Freshman English I and college algebra

will be offered during the Fall 2016 semester, and freshman English II and principles

of biology with lab will be offered during the Spring 2017 semester. Both

semesters will include the Vanguard Experience, which is a college preparatory



“We are


excited about offering this cohort academy, which will most certainly benefit

home school students as they later transition into college,” said Kristine

Penix, director of Concurrent Enrollment and Articulated Credit.




tuition costs are $650 for seven credit hours in the fall semester, and $700

for eight credit hours in the spring semester. Students will be issued a student

ID card, which will allow them access to the University Café and use of the Abington



The Vanguard Academy is limited to 20 students;


therefore, early registration is advised. Students will need to complete an ASU-Beebe online application for admission located at www.asub.edu

Students must also provide GPA and ACT, COMPASS, or Accuplacer scores, and complete a CEP Enrollment and Policy



For more


information about programs offered at ASU-Beebe, call (501) 882-3600 or visit

the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.



State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of

the Arkansas State University System. 

With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock

Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and

non-credit training for business and industry. 

The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year

university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the

Beebe campus.