Georgia Homeschooling

Georgia is full of great resources for new and veteran homeschoolers alike. We've compiled the best information, resources, ideas, and support options for you as you travel down the path of homeschooling. Check out these great starting points:

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State Agencies & Organizations
This listing includes all agencies in the executive, legislative, and judical branches, along with intergovernmental services.
The History of Homeschooling in the United States and Georgia
About 60,000 - 75,000 of those 2 million students live in Georgia and are happily and legally learning at home. This has not always been the case. There were families quietly homeschooling their children in Georgia in the 1970’s. The operative word here is "quietly." In order to home school legally, a parent had to inform the local superintendent and get permission to operate as a private school. Most superintendents were not cooperative. The other option was to homeschool underground. If the lo...
Home Study Program Declaration of Intent
This online form can be filed electronically with the Georgia Department of Education.
Jekyll Island
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center was created and is operated by the Jekyll Island Authority as a primary conservation program dedicated to increasing awareness through sea turtle education, rehabilitation, and research programs. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is an advanced hospital but open to the general public, offering an interactive Exhibit Gallery and Rehabilitation Pavilion with a many sea turtle patients regularly on view for guests. Additionally, indoor and outdoor educational programs are ...
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a 2,180-mile footpath along the ridgecrests and across the major valleys of the Appalachian Mountains from Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in northern Georgia. It traverses the scenic, wooded, pastoral, wild, and culturally resonant lands of the Appalachian Mountains. Conceived in 1921, it was built by private citizens and completed in 1937. The trail traverses Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsyl...
Home School Frequently Asked Questions
This list of FAQ is a summary of the law provided by the Georgia Department of Education.
Home Study Program Monthly Attendance Report - gif format
This is a Georgia Department of Education form, provided by HEIR. It is in gif format, but the quality is very poor.
Home Study Program Monthly Attendance Report - Word format
This is a Georgia Department of Education form. It is in MS Word format. Provided by HEIR.
Fort Frederica National Monument
Fort Frederica on St. Simons Island was established in 1736 by James Oglethorpe to protect the southern boundary of his new colony of Georgia. Colonists from England, Scotland, and the Germanic states came to Frederica to support this endeavor. After successfully repulsing a Spanish attempt to retake St. Simons Island. The garrison at Ft. Frederica was disbanded, and the town fell into decline. Today, the archeological remnants of Frederica are protected by the National Park Service.
Georgia Home Education Association (GHEA)
Georgia Home Education Association (GHEA) is a Christian organization that serves and assists any home schooling family or support group in Georgia.
20-2-701. Reporting of Failure to Comply.
(a) Local school superintendents as applied to private schools and home study programs or visiting teachers and attendance officers as applied to public schools, after written notice to the parent or guardian of a child, shall report to the juvenile or other court having jurisdiction under Chapter 11 of Title 15 any child who is absent from a public or private school or a home study program in violation of this subpart. If the judge of the court places such child in a home or in a public or priv...
Declaration of Intent to Utilize a Home Study Program
Sample Declation of Intent. A Declaration of Intent must be submitted to your local school district within 30 days after the establishment of a home study program and by September 1 annually thereafter.
Georgia Charlotte Mason (GACM)
This list is to offer information and support to home educators who use the Charlotte Mason method in Georgia.
Georgiahomeschoolers
Georgiahomeschoolers is a diverse group of people from all over the state who either homeschool in Georgia or want to homeschool in Georgia. Offers information and resources, listings of events, field trip information, homeschooling and curriculum information, and other support.
Sunshine Learning Center
1703 North State Rd. 7 Margate, FL 33063 Phone: 954-971-7370
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We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a belly full of words and do not know a thing.

Ralph Waldo Emerson