Homeschooling Information and Resources
Information regarding the Georgia Homeschooling Law, filing a DOI, and contacts at the Department of Education can now be found at the DOE's web page.
The HSLDA provides a summary of the Georgia Homeschooling Law effective July 1, 2012.
Jury Duty: GA Law does provide for the primary homeschooling parent to request to be excused or to have a deferral. This is handled by the judicial system of your county. Dekalb details Fulton details
How Can I be effective? Focus on the Family shares a perspective.
But what are the GA standards? Every homeschool is different. What you teach your child in second grade may not be at all what a friend going to a public or private school is learning. Still we always get the question...but how do you know what the standards are? So, according to the state of GA....here they are: GA Performance Standards by Grade Level
It is important that you find the right support group for your family, both from a philosophical and a geographical perspective. Our recommendation is to get really clear on what type of support group you are looking for. 1)- Do I want an active community that I can do a lot of things with OR am I looking more for on-line support and encouragement? 2)Is it important that the group be Christian with a statement of faith requirement? 3) Do I want a co-op option within the group or am I fine with finding drop off classes should the need arise?
Some other support groups in our area include:
SASCH is a sister group to DASCH, based in Smyrna.
NEACH is a Christian “intown” group.
PEACH is a Christian group based in Roswell
Dunwoody Homeschool Hive is a secular/inclusive group that does park days and outings in the area
CHEER – Christian Home Educators Encouragement and Resources meets at Perimeter Church in Duluth/Alpharetta
GHEA – Georgia Home Education Association this is the statewide Christian homeschool organization
DCHE – (DeKalb Christian Home Educators) meets in Stone Mountain
LEAD - (Learners and Educators of Atlanta and Decatur) has an active secular group and co-op program in Decatur
PCH- (Peachtree Corners Homeschool)- Are you a homeschooler living in or near Peachtree Corners? To get connected with Peachtree Corners Homeschool meeting at Peachtree Corners Baptist Church, please contact HOMESCHOOL_PC_CO-OP@yahoogroups.com or Caroline Calnek at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-682-8400 for more information.
Creative Heart- Meets at Clairmont Hills Baptist.
These Yahoo! groups include events and homeschool related topics relevant to the Atlanta area.
Homeschool conferences also provide a wealth of information with seminars and other programming to support, encourage, and educate homeschooling parents as well as curriculum fairs. GHEA's conference focuses on Christian speakers and materials and is held near the airport in late April/early May. The Southeast Homeschool Expo has more secular programming and materials and is held at the Cobb Galleria at the end of July/early August.
There are numerous Sports classes and teams that serve homeschoolers in metro Atlanta.
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