Community Services


ACT Preparation Courses
by the American Studies Institute, this preparatory class is offered in the fall and spring two weeks before testing dates.
For: High school students    
Cost: $50               
Schedule: Fall and spring
Contact 501-279-4497 or

Band and 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.
For: Grades 6-12                    
Cost: $90
Visit for more information.

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 American Studies Building suite 213.
For: Ages 5-18                                 
Cost: $20  
Offered: All year by appointment

English Second Language (ESL) Classes
Harding students and other volunteers offer free, basic English lessons for Spanish speakers to enable participants to function in everyday life situations. Lessons are offered at 421 N. Grand St.
For: All ages                           
Cost: Free               
Schedule: Sundays during the school year from 2-4 p.m.

Faith and 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
Visit for more information.

General Tutoring Services
For local students in seventh though 12th grades, tutors 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.

Generation Rx
College of Pharmacy students are available to local schools every October to provide prescription drug abuse prevention education.
For: Local school children   
Cost: Free                                 
Schedule: October

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

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.
For: High school boys          
Cost: $200
Visit for more information.

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

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.
For: Grades 9-12
Cost: $145
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Pharmacy Camp
High school juniors and seniors explore the pharmacy profession through classes and hands-on learning experiences with skilled professors from the College of Pharmacy. This is a one-week summer program.
For: Grades 11-12                   
Cost: $350
Visit for more information.

Pharmacy Technician Exam Review
A pharmacy technician exam review course is offered every fall around the state of Arkansas. This year’s review will be at Wyndam Hotel in North Little Rock.
For: Pharmacy technicians   
Cost: Free                             
Schedule: Oct. 5

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.
For: All ages                                   
Cost: Free

Summer Academic Institute
High school juniors accepted into Summer Academic Institute attend classes, engage in community service projects, and enjoy recreational activities. There are six two-week summer sessions for students to earn college credit.
For: 11th graders                    
Cost: $795
Visit for more information.

Testing Services
The Office of Testing and Outcomes Assessment 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

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 wholesome children’s books.
For: Teachers                          
Cost: School memberships are $26.

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.