Homeschooling in Georgia

georgiaIn 2010, Georgia recognized “home study programs” as “educational entities.”  In Georgia, home school parents are allowed to teach only their own children and the parent who is teaching on a daily basis must hold at least a high school diploma or a GED.  Parents can hire a tutor, but the tutor must also hold a high school diploma or GED.  Home school parents are required to file a “Declaration of Intent” (DOI) to start what the State of George refers to as a “home study program.”  The DOI must be filed “within 30 days after the establishment of a home study program and by September 1 annually thereafter”  (2010 Official Code of Georgia, Title 20/Education).  Georgia’s home study programs must be open and teaching at least 180 days a year and each school day must be at least four-and-a-half hours long.

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