According to Georgia’s home study law, parents who wish to homeschool their child should:
Georgia’s homeschool regulations require parents to:
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Georgia Education Code (O.C.G.A. § 20-2-690.1) establishes that “mandatory attendance in a public school, private school, or home school program shall be required for children between their sixth and sixteenth birthdays. Such mandatory attendance shall not be required where the child has successfully completed all requirements for a high school diploma.”
According to the Georgia Department of Education, homeschool parents must have a high school diploma or GED. Alternately, parents have the option to hire a tutor who has at least a high school diploma or GED.
In accordance with Georgia Law (O.C.G.A. § 20-2-690), as the parent or guardian, you need to register your homeschool by submitting a paper or online Declaration of Intent Form (online is preferred).
Note: “the Georgia Department of Education has a very limited role related to home school. The Georgia Department of Education is only responsible for maintaining the Declaration of Intent records.”
Georgia homeschool requirements you must satisfy when you homeschool:
When homeschooling in Georgia, parents are required to keep the following records:
We also recommend that you keep the following records:
You can find out more information about Georgia's homeschool requirements through your local school district.
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Georgia diploma requirements.
Parents determine when their student has fulfilled graduation requirements and can issue their own homeschool diploma; students of private/online schools may receive diplomas from those institutions.
Georgia high school testing requirements.
Homeschool students are also not subject to testing requirements for graduation.
Georgia high school transcripts.
Homeschool parents may create their own student transcripts, and may include any information they deem pertinent to colleges, military, and/or future workplace organizations. Download the Modify™app to create official transcripts.
Georgia high school course credits.
Parents determine when their student has fulfilled graduation requirements; for the purpose of creating transcripts, some homeschool parents do assign credits to individual courses.
The same requirements for eligibility apply to homeschoolers as to public school students.
Modify™ helps homeschoolers to keep all necessary records and transcripts.
Homeschool laws can change often, so please check for updates at the Georgia Department of Education website.
Georgia Cyber Academy
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Intent to Homeschool Form
Online Declaration of Intent Form
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