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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Home Study Program Monthly Attendance Report - pdf format with reset button
Printable monthly attendance report provided by the Georgia Department of Education. This form has an enabled reset button to clear the form.
Public Libraries Welcome Growing Homeschool Community
Public libraries around the country are finding new ways to serve the growing population of homeschoolers through physical spaces and creative programs catered to homeschooling families’ needs. This article takes a look at what libraries in Illinois, Colorado, and Tennessee are doing to meet the diverse needs of homeschooling families. 
How to Homeschool in Georgia
If you're trying to decide if homeschooling in Georgia is right for you and your family, then this site will help you make that decision with information about Georgia homeschool laws, homeschool groups in Georgia, curriculum info, and more. 
Georgia Homeschool Law 101
This is a great, informative video covering all the issue regarding the legality of homeschooling in Georgia.
Atlanta History Center
Explore award-winning exhibitions in the Atlanta History Museum, a two-story facility with 30,000 square feet of exhibition space, an 118-seat theater, a museum shop, The Coca-Cola Cafe, and classrooms. Collection includes objects dating from the early 19th century to the present. At its core are those items that refer to the history of Atlanta and its environs, but the collection also includes items that refer to the history of Georgia, the South and the nation. The collection also includes his...
Georgia Home School Laws from HSLDA
The Home School Legal Defense Association provides a brief summary of the homeschooling laws in Georgia. Includes a link to a legal analysis of laws relating to homeschooling in Georgia.
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...
Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
The Jimmy Carter National Historic Siteincludes President Carter’s residence, boyhood farm, school, and the railroad depot, which served as his campaign headquarters during the 1976 election. The Plains High School serves as the park’s museum and visitor center. The Jimmy Carter National Preservation District includes part of the town of Plains and its environs. The area surrounding the residence is under the protection of the Secret Service and the home is not open to the public.
Georgia Department of Education
This is the official website for the Georgia Department of Education.
First Baptist Atlanta Homeschool
This is a list for members and friends of First Baptist Atlanta who are currently homeschooling, or are considering homeschooling.
amie network
The amie network is for Christian homeschooled teenage girls. Members of the amie network receive a monthly newsletter, have opportunities to meet and connect with other homeschooled teens, and receive support and encouragement.
Homeschooling in Georgia Do's and the Don'ts
If you have thought about homeschooling your child in Georgia, the first thing you need to do is educate yourself on what you can and cannot do. Every state has its own guidelines when it pertains to homeschooling. Here you will learn the do's and the don'ts of homeschooling in the state of Georgia.
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.
GA HB 39: Georgia Homeschooling Law Changes Beginning 2012 / 2013 School Year
Some changes have been made to the homeschooling law in Georgia, and they will go into effect July 1, 2012. There are two major changes that homeschoolers need to be aware of. The first is that they will no longer turn in their paperwork to their local school districts. Now they will report directly to the Department of Education. The second major change is that homeschoolers will only be required to turn in attendance forms once a year to the Department of Education. Currently homeschoole...
West Metro Home Educators
West Metro Home Educators is an all-inclusive group of home educating families from the Douglas, Paulding and South Cobb, Carroll, and South West Fulton County areas. The purpose of the group is to offer activities and share resources to enhance and support the home educating experience. They are open to all home educators, new and experienced.
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Rhythms of Learning : What Waldorf Education Offers Children, Parents & Teachers (Vista Series, V. 4) (Vista Series, V. 4)
In numerous lectures and through teaching teachers for the first Waldorf school, Rudolf Steiner described and suggested methods of education based on the rhythmic unfolding of spirit, soul, and physiology in children as they grow. In each section of ...
Explode The Code
Explode The Code provides a sequential, systematic approach to phonics in which students blend sounds to build vocabulary and read words, phrases, sentences, and stories. Frequent review of previously learned concepts helps increase retention. Each w...
Homeschooling and Libraries: New Solutions and Opportunities
Homeschools are alwsy looking for alternative ways of schooling that do not necessarily reflect what a typical classroom looks like. Since homeschooling is so diverse across families, information institutions, including public, academic, school, and ...
Please Don't Drink the Holy Water
Susie Lloyd faces the trials and joy of raising a happy, active Catholic family.
Writing Strands & Reading Strands
This program is based on research which shows that there is no useable relationship between the study of grammar as an abstracted skill and the ability to communicate. Writing Strands provides quality reading, writing and speech materials for homesch...
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A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled.

James Baldwin