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Georgia Home School Requirements


Pursuant to Georgia law (O.C.G.A. § 20-2-690), the following are requirements for home study programs: Effective July 1, 2012, parents or guardians who wish to teach their children at home in a home study program must annually submit to the Georgia Department of Education a Declaration of Intent to Utilize a Home Study Program by September 1 or within 30 days after a program is established.
The Georgia Department of Education will provide for electronic submittal of the Declaration of Intent. Please see the information below on how to submit the Declaration of Intent and the attendance reports. The declaration must include the names and ages of the students, the address where the program is located, and the dates of the school year.
Parents or guardians may teach only their own children in the home study program provided the teaching parent or guardian possesses at least a high school diploma or a general equivalency diploma (GED). Parents or guardians may also employ a tutor who holds at least a high school diploma or a GED to teach such children.
The home study program must include, but is not limited to, instruction in reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science.
The school year must include the equivalent of 180 days of at least 4-1/2 hours of instruction per day unless the child is physically unable to comply with this requirement. As of July 1, 2013, you are no longer required to submit attendance to the Georgia Department of Education. For driving permits or licenses all that is needed is the Declaration of Intent with a 36 character parent signature. This document replaces the Certificate of Attendance and should be submitted with all other Driver Service's required documents to obtain a driving permit or license.
Students in home study programs shall be subject to an appropriate nationally standardized testing program administered in consultation with a person trained in the administration and interpretation of norm referenced tests. The student must be evaluated at least every three years beginning at the end of the third grade. Records of such tests shall be retained.
The instructor shall write an annual progress assessment report in each required subject area for each student. These reports shall be retained for at least three years.
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Did You Know That 80% of Learning is Visual?

If a child cannot see, they cannot learn.  It's amazing how a simple pair of glasses and an eye health check performed during a comprehensive eye exam can improve your child's quality of life.


Fortunately, Dr. Roz is located right around the corner from Rising High Homeschool and specializes in eye exams for children to make sure they are learning their best.  Just call (770) 475-2461 to schedule a comprehensive eye exam for your child.



​But sometimes, a pair of glasses is not always the answer.  Vision is more than just 20/20!  


Dr. Roz also ​takes her exams further to ensure that vision is not contributing to your child's struggles in school.  Visit to learn more and call (678) 540-6680 to schedule a free developmental vision screening.

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Homeschool Co-op is a Great Resource


I recently used this website to order a book because I only needed one for my homeschool student and  to make a free name badge for my homeschool student.   Below you will see an example of the ID card.  It's easy to make.  YOu only need a picture of your student. Click on the link to make an ID card for your homeschooler.





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