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Home Education in Georgia

Be sure to submit a Declaration of Intent to the local superintendent within 30 days of starting homeschooling and by September 1 every year thereafter. If your child is already enrolled in a public school, be sure to contact the school and inform them of your intent to homeschool so your child will not be considered truant. The major home education organizations in Georgia have more guidelines and information to help you get started.

NOTE: The information provided is a guideline. It is important for all parents to understand the statutes, procedures, policies, and/or guidelines in their home state and do what is necessary to comply with them. Find out the law in your state.

Home Education Resources and Support Groups

Families have been educating their children at home for years.  You don't need to start from scratch! 

Start with our Home Education Resources where you'll find links to curriculum, materials, teaching methods, answers to common questions about home education, step-by-step suggestions and creative options, and links to national organizations. Our goal is to share some of the best and most popular materials and resources.

You are not alone! There are many home education support groups in your area who have suggestions for teaching individual subjects, outlines of teaching methods, special needs links, activities, events, and much, much more.

We also have links below to the major home education organizations in Georgia. You can find more support groups at their website.

Private Schools

Use the National Center for Education Statistics to find a private school in your area - just enter your city!  This useful database has many ways to search, provides stats such as grade levels of schools, student population, contact info for schools.

Laws and Standards

For the best understanding on the law and how to read it, we recommend National Home Education Legal Defense (NHELD). Once you read their site, you'll know why they are your vanguards of true legal freedom.  Here is an excerpt from NHELD:


Parents educate their children for a variety of reasons in a variety of ways. However, there is one thing that is crucial for all parents, the need to be free so that they are able to educate in the manner in which they choose in the best interest of their children. Together, we can and must retain this freedom; without freedom, there is only one choice: government schooling. That is not acceptable.


We also have links to the laws regarding education (from the GHEA website) and educational standards (from Developing Educational Standards)

If you feel that your group is not properly represented below - or if you know of a group that should be listed in one of our categories - or if you find a broken link - please let us know.  Thank you!


You may want to start with the main home education organization in your state.


Georgia Home Education Association (GHEA)
141 Massengale Rd, Brooks, GA 30205
Phone:  (770) 461-3657

The purpose of this Christian association is to aid in the creation and growth of home education support groups throughout Georgia; provide information regarding the legal climate of home education; protect the freedoms of home educators; assist home schoolers in locating supports groups in their area; publish a state newsletter and conduct periodic state home education conventions and other educational/training opportunities; provide families new to home education with basic resources and information about home education.

Here are other organizations you may find helpful:

Home Education Information Resource (HEIR)

P.O. Box 1128, Tucker, GA 30084-1128

A non-partisan, non-sectarian, volunteer-only organization working to ensure that the people of Georgia and their government recognize home study as a legitimate choice, and value it as a positive force for improving the quality of education.

North Georgia Home Education Association

P.O. Box 5545, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
Contact:  Tammy Drennan, (706) 861-1795

This site offers clear explanations of the law and homeschool requirements, information and encouragement, and links to very useful resources.  Beginner's packet available by mail or e-mail.



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