Home School Basics
Posted by Margaret Thomas on 19 February 2014 09:03 PM

Once the child/children are officially registered as a home school student, you as the parent have similar rights and responsibilities of the Local Education Authority (District office).  The parent is considered the superintendent, principal, teacher, and you can create and sign any document that relates to the educational needs of your child/children.

If you wish to return your child to public school, you may do so at any time.  You can create a withdrawal form and give it to the local school.  The local school must validate each content area your child/children took while being home schooled.  This validation process is unique to each district.  If you have questions related to this process, please contact your local school district.

You must test your child/children at the end of third grade and every three years afterwards (example:  grades 3, 6, 9, 12).  The test must be a nationally standardized test (CRCT and Georgia Milestones are not nationally standardized test).  Please contact a home school association in your area to obtain information on these tests, time, and the location.

Georgia Department of Education