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Homeschooling in Georgia

by Mary Ann Kelley

Homeschooling is regulated at the state level and changes may be made to the relevant statutes at any time. Always consult the actual state code, which is usually online at your state's official website, for the most up to date and accurate legal information with regard to homeschooling. Also keep in mind that interpretations of the code -- whether provided by school districts or homeschool groups -- may or may not be an accurate reflection of the law. Always combine interpretations with your own reading of the statute itself.

Although we try to keep our links up to date, state laws change regurlarly. The information at the links provided below contain information that may or may not be current.

TheHomeSchoolMom - The Show Me letter politely asks school officials to show where the law says the request for information is legally permissableThe "Show Me" Letter - Many an uninformed (or informed but overzealous) school administration official has asked local homeschoolers for more documentation than the state homeschool law requires. In The "Show Me" Letter, Shay Seaborne relates her experience with an overzealous official and how knowing the law and being polite but firm is often all it takes to educate local officials. A "must read" for new homeschoolers!


Georgia Homeschool Laws

Code Section 20-2-690.1 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated

Any person who is a parent or guardian or has control or charge of any child subject to compulsory attendance and who becomes a resident of this state shall, within 60 days of having become a resident, enroll said child in a public or private school or place the child in an approved home study program.

Amendment to Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated

To amend Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to education, so as to raise the age of mandatory education from 16 to 17; to revise provisions relating to adult literacy for purposes of conformity; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Georgia Resource Pages

Georgia Homeschooling

Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in Georgia

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum - Georgia

Discussions and Resources for Georgia Homeschoolers

Homeschool Excursions

Offering homeschool field trips in Georgia

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