If you are homeschooling in Georgia, you’ll need to submit an annual letter of intent to homeschool to the Department of Education.
The most convenient way to do this is to email them the form at their website. You can find this online through any search engine. Follow the links to the required form and submit it when you have filled it out.
You’ll need to keep track of attendance and ensure that your student meets the minimum state requirements of 180 days and 4 and 1/2 hours per day for attendance.
Your student will be required to take an annual assessment for reading, language arts, math, social studies and science classes.
These tests begin in the 3rd grade and results must be kept for at least 3 years. Most parents choose to keep these results until their children have completed their educations.
Homeschooling families may only be done by the legal guardian or biological parent of the student.
It is highly suggested that homeschooling in Georgia families join GHEA or another educational group such as a coalition.
The advantage to joining such groups is that children can get together frequently, curriculum is more readily available and there is a support network developed that can ensure a good education.
Homeschooling is a personal choice and many choose this for religious reasons or because they have a serious lack of faith in a local school system. GHEA focuses on the religious aspect of the homeschooling choice.
Homeschooling students have many opportunities that other students don’t have in public schools. There is more opportunity for learning outside of the box and enriching a student’s curriculum with extra curricular activities when homeschooling.
Homeschooling in Georgia is a trend that is growing annually and many more families are choosing this route to educate their children.
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