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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Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site preserves the childhood home of Martin Luther King. The home is located in the residential section of "Sweet Auburn", the center of black Atlanta. Two blocks west of the home is Ebenezer Baptist Church, the pastorate of Martin's grandfather and father, and the church to which Dr. King returned to co-pastor with his father in 1960.
GA Support Groups
GA Support Groups is an online discussion group for homeschool support group leaders in the state of Georgia, to establish communication between support groups throughout the state. All support groups, regardless of religious affiliation, are welcome. This list provides information on important homeschooling issues, Georgia field trip sites, seminars, conferences, fairs, educational web sites, classes, etc.
Homeschool Hangout
162 Marietta St. Alpharetta, GA 30004-1922 Phone: 770-569-4977 2800 Canton Hwy #1600 Marietta, GA 30066 Phone: 770-427-1966 Homeschool Hangout has two locations, in Marietta and Alpharetta. They stock over 5000 titles from 150 vendors. They offer curriculum counseling to novice and veteran homeschoolers alike at no charge.
ScratchNDent - Buy/Sell/Swap in GA
Georgia list intented to facilitate the selling and buying of used homeschooling curriculum in the stateof Georgia.
Henry & Clayton Home Educators (HCHE)
HCHE is a non-sectarian homeschool support group serving Henry, Clayton, and surrounding counties in Georgia. This group is established to allow communication among members regarding HCHE Events, homeschool issues, homeschool opportunities and items of interest to the homeschool community.
Creative Homeschoolers of Georgia - Southeast
Creative Homeschoolers of Georgia - Southeast is a casual, inclusive homeschool support group serving Rockdale, Newton, Henry, Gwinnett, and surrounding counties. They offer play dates, monthly parents night out, field trips, and more.
Circle of Friends
Circle of Friends offers support for home educators in Douglas County, Georgia, and the surrounding area. They offer field trips, gym days, monthly service projects, park days, moms' night out, and more.
Georgia Homeschool Law and Commentary
A summary of the homeschooling laws in Georgia provided by GeorgiaHomeschool.com, along with comments.
How to Get Started Homeschooling in Georgia
A short introduction to the logistics of starting to homeschool in Georgia.
Georgia Homeschool Law 101
This is a great, informative video covering all the issue regarding the legality of homeschooling in Georgia.
First Baptist Atlanta Homeschool
This is a list for members and friends of First Baptist Atlanta who are currently homeschooling, or are considering homeschooling.
Georgia Department of Education
This is the official website for the Georgia Department of Education.
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail
The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail commemorates the removal of the Cherokee and the paths that 17 Cherokee detachments followed westward. Today the trail encompasses about 2,200 miles of land and water routes, and traverses portions of nine states.
20-2-698. Children Found Away From Home
Any peace officer may assume temporary custody, during school hours, of any child subject to compulsory school attendance who is found away from home and who is absent from a public or private school or a home study program without a valid written excuse from school officials or from the parent or guardian in charge of the home study program.
Brief History of Homeschooling Legislation in GA
This is a short listing of some of the legislation and advocates for homeschooling in Georgia.
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