Community Services


Band & Orchestra Camp
Students who have completed at least one year of formal study in their school orchestra program or one year private instruction on their instrument are welcome to learn from Harding’s music faculty at this weeklong camp.

Betty Ann Watson Education Resource Center
Located on the third floor of the College of Education’s Thornton Center, the Watson Center offers the entire community the following services: binding, copy work, bulletin board designs, die cuts, faxing, laminating, poster making, printing, and a library of children’s literature and teacher resource books.

Dyslexia Assessments
Community parents may request dyslexia assessment services for children struggling to read from Susan Grogan, Ph.D., associate professor of reading. Located in Thornton Education Center, Room 311.

Experience Language! After-school Program for Children
The Experience Language! after-school program fosters interest in cultures and languages by guiding young learners through hands-on activities in either French or Spanish, along with home-based learning opportunities designed to reinforce each week’s lesson. Students gain insight into how language works and an appreciation for other people and places. Lessons are offered at the Ganus building.

  • For: Grades 1-6
  • Cost: $30
  • Schedule: Tuesdays, late September through November from 4-5 p.m.
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Faith & Business Symposium
Guests from around the country present at this free seminar on faith, business and ethics every year during Homecoming. Individual speakers and panels discussions are open for the community to attend.

  • For: All ages
  • Cost: Free
  • Schedule: Homecoming weekend
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General Tutoring Services
For local students in seventh though 12th grades, tutors from the Honors College are available in any subject. Limited space available.

  • For: Grades 7-12
  • Cost: Free
  • Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5 p.m.
  • Call 501-279-4056 or

Generation Rx
College of Pharmacy students are available to local schools every October to provide prescription drug abuse prevention education.

Harding Academy K-12 Christian School
A private Christian school operated by Harding University, Harding Academy strives to be a Christ-centered school that cultivates a love for learning while educating the heart and mind for eternity. The Academy serves kindergarten through 12th grade and offers pre-kindergarten classes for 3- and 4-year-olds.

  • For: Pre-kindergarten through 12th grade
  • Cost: Tuition varies by grade level
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Harding Summer Honor Choir
Enjoy five days of advanced work in choral music and related fields, including music literature, sight-reading and group voice instruction.

Honors Symposium
High school juniors accepted into Honors Symposium attend classes, engage in community service projects, and enjoy recreational activities. There are four two-week summer sessions for students to earn college credit.

Interpretation in French and Spanish
Approved upper-level French and Spanish students may be available for interpreting at local events or in clinical or school settings. Contact us if you have a need.

  • Cost: Free
  • Schedule: On demand as interpreters are available
  • Contact: 501-279-4645 or

Kerusso Experience
High school boys learn practical Bible study skills and how to prepare and deliver powerful sermons while being mentored by accomplished biblical scholars. This is a one-week summer program.

Lewis “Tony” Finley STEM Center
The center meets the needs of P-12 math and science teachers by providing STEM-related materials and hands-on training.

Math Tutoring
Harding students from the math department offer tutoring for seventh through 12th grade students in all math subjects. Tutors can meet on or off campus. Many tutors work with a student for more than one year.

  • For: Grades 7-12
  • Cost: Negotiated with tutor; approximately $15-$25 per hour
  • Schedule: Fall and spring semesters
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National Leadership Forum
High school students study the traditions and ideals upon which America was founded while developing leadership skills. Program consists of some nationally known speakers, lectures, films and discussion. This is a one-week summer program.

Rare Chemistry Book Collection
A rare chemistry book collection, designated by the American Chemical Society as a National Historic Site, is available on the second floor of Brackett Library for scholars to request usage.

Searcy Community School of Music
Searcy Community School of Music is a non-profit organization offering music instruction to students of all ages in the Searcy community, fostering life-long skills in making and enjoying music, and contributing to the development of a healthy community. Founded in 2004, SCSM employs over 30 University students, music faculty and community members in the teaching of up to 150 students in Harding’s Reynolds Center.

Speech Clinic
The clinic offers free evaluation and therapy services for individuals of all ages with communication disorders. Services are offered in the areas of articulation, language, fluency, voice, feeding/swallowing, cognition and hearing, and more. See listing under Medical & Counseling.

Testing Services
The Office of Testing and Evaluation conducts testing for ACT, SAT, ACCUPLACER, CLEP, MAT-Miller Analogies, Castle, TOEFL, ETS-Praxis and School Leadership exams.

  • For: High school students and adults
  • Cost: Varies based on exam
  • Schedule: Ongoing
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Triple Crown Awards Book List
Brackett Library presents an annual children’s book award in partnership with the National Christian School Association. The library provides a book list each year of whole-some children’s books.

Upward Bound
This free program for high school students reinforces academic skills and generates the personal motivation necessary to complete a college education. Open to White and Woodruff county students from low-income families or who are potential first-generation college students.

  • For: High school students who meet criteria
  • Cost: Free
  • Schedule: Ongoing
  • More information can be obtained through high school counselors or the Upward Bound office at 501-279-4170 or