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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Coalition for Equitable USG Admissions
Coalition for Equitable USG Admissions' purpose is to achieve an admissions policy for applicants who are not graduates of accredited high schools that is appropriate and equitable.
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...
Georgia Unschoolers
Georgia Unschoolers is an inclusive support group for families unschooling in Georgia (child-led learning as a part of life).
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.
Home Study Program Declaration of Intent
This online form can be filed electronically with the Georgia Department of Education.
Northeast Georgia Home Educators
This is a group site dedicated to the homeschooling families of Northeast Georgia. It offers a free open forum for families to communicate with each other, giving each other curriculum or teaching advice, opportunities for trading used curriculum, notices of events in the area that may be of interest to homeschoolers, and support.
Brief History of Homeschooling Legislation in Georgia
A short timeline of some of the significant legal events in the homeschooling movement in Georgia.
Frequently Asked Questions about Homeshcooling in Georgia
This is a list of frequently asked questions covering all you need to know to get started home educating your children in Georgia.
Valdosta Homeschoolers
This list for VAHA members and other Valdosta area (South Georgia/North Florida) homeschoolers to receive VAHA updates and other homeschool info, as well as communicate with each other for helpful homeschool related ideas, tips and information.
Georgia insight on History of Home Study Law in Georgia
This timeline details the important events leading to the growth of the homeschool movement in Georgia.
Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park
Between 1890 and 1899 the Congress of the United States authorized the establishment of the first four national military parks: Chickamauga and Chattanooga, Shiloh, Gettysburg, and Vicksburg. The first and largest of these, and the one upon which the establishment and development of most other national military and historical parks was based, was Chickamauga and Chattanooga. It owes its existence largely to the efforts of General H.V. Boynton and Ferdinand Van Derveer, both veterans of the Army ...
Georgia Governor's Honors Program
The Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school students who will be rising juniors and seniors during the program. The program offers instruction that is significantly different from the typical high school classroom and that is designed to provide students with academic, cultural, and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders.
Valdosta Area Homeschooling Association (VAHA)
The Valdosta Area Homeschooling Association (VAHA) is a Christian support group for homeschooling families and those interested in home education in the South Georgia/North Florida area.
New Driver's Law Affects Home Study Programs
Two distinctly different sections of the Georgia code recently collided in an effort to link compulsory school attendance with driving privileges. Home study parents began receiving conflicting information from their counties last year. Fulton County sent out information which included an attendance form and instructions which assumed that the parent was the homestudy supervisor responsible for signing the attendance form and having it notarized. Dekalb County sent already filled out and notariz...
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.
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When Children Love to Learn: A Practical Application of Charlotte Mason's Philosophy for Today
Children want to learn and one of the best approaches to homeschooling is to meet their natural curiosity with support and understanding. Charlotte Mason's educational philosophy does just that. This book offers explanations of how to incorporate Mas...
Miserly Moms: Living on One Income in a Two-Income Economy
Save Thousands of Dollars a Year Jonni McCoy and her family are proof that you live on one income. The McCoys made a successful transition from two incomes to one while living in one of the most expensive parts of America: the San Francisco Bay Area...
Spell to Write & Read
This teacher's manual, written by a homeschool educator with experience as a professional school teacher and private tutor, shows how to teach reading the "write" way. By phonetically teaching spelling from the start as the backbone for reading, all ...
Progeny Press Study Guides for Literature
Progeny Press study guides include vocabulary exercises, comprehension, analysis, and application questions, introduction of literary terms, background information, discussion of related Biblical themes, suggestions for activities related to the read...
Creative Home Schooling: A Resource Guide for Smart Families
For a comprehensive guide to home-based education, that does not promote any particular curriculum or religious view, this is one book parents should buy! Parents will appreciate practical advice on getting started, adjusting to new roles, designing...
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