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GHEA & TTD will be working together for the 2015 Conference. 

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Save the date for Homeschool Day at the Capitol 2015!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015! 
Place: State Capitol building in downtown Atlanta, 206 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30334

Join us for the most action-packed Capitol Day we've ever offered! 

Even if you have been to the Capitol before, make time to join us and experience our new tracks! For the first time ever, we will be offering a Judicial Track for your students to get an overview of law from the perspective of the judicial branch of government! 

A sample of our exciting lineup...

* Tours of the Capitol building
* Legislative class on How a Bill  Becomes a Law
* BRAND NEW Judicial Track with an overview of the Judicial branch of government 
*Observe House and Senate in session (provided they are in session that day) and/or committee meetings 
* Homeschool ensemble performances during the lunch hour

If your band/ensemble/choir is interested in performing for Homeschool Day at the Capitol, you may contact Susan Davis at susan_davis@joyfulnoiseband.com (musical performance request only) for information on reserving a time slot during the lunch hour. Susan has graciously coordinated the musical performances for the last 10 years for Capitol Day and this hour is always a highlight! Susan is the founder/program director of Joyful Noise Band in Marietta, Georgia. ( joyfulnoiseband.com for more information)

As always, please come dressed in professional/business attire! We have one day a year to make a positive impact on our legislators and are often the only homeschoolers they see all year! 

To make a positive impact on our legislators, it is imperative we have good attendance.
We need to THANK OUR LEGISLATORS (regardless of whether or not you agree with their platform) :) 

Please consider bringing a home-baked treat (cookies and brownies are perfect!) for your legislators and their staff. Your goal should be to get to know your legislators and for them to know you.  


To visit with your legislators, make an appointment by contacting their offices. To find out who your elected officials are, go to: 
https://votesmart.org/officials/GA/L/georgia-state-legislative#.VGK_7Nm9LCQ

To prepare your students ahead of time for the visit, a great website to visit is:
http://www.proteacher.com/090111.shtml

For interesting Georgia history and facts:

http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu/topics/government/article/general-assembly/state-capitol

Be sure to "like" GHEA on Facebook and watch for emails in the coming weeks regarding specifics, such as times and tour/class schedules.


Homeschool Day at the Capitol is brought to you by GHEA. Please consider becoming a member of GHEA to support the vigilant work that protects your right to direct the upbringing and education of your children. 

If you are passionate and knowledgeable about the political process and are interested in volunteering at Homeschool Day at the Capitol, please contact us at CapitolDay@GHEA.org. 

*Activities subject to change with legislative schedule*


 


 ACCEL FUNDS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO UNACCREDITED HOMESCHOOLERS FOR DUAL ENROLLMENT 

 At their quarterly  meeting on May 11, 2012, the Board of Commissioners of GSFC approved a change in ACCEL regulations to define Eligible High School as:   

"any public or private secondary educational institution, including

unaccredited  Home Study or Home School programs".

 

This is effective beginning with the Fall term of 2012.   A homeschool student no longer needs to be enrolled in an accredited homeschool program to qualify for Dual Enrollment funding. However, there are some changes to the level of funding for everyone. ACCEL funds will pay the full tuition charge, but it will no longer pay for fees or provide a book allowance. Funding for private colleges has not changed.


 Please consider joining GHEA. Click on the "Online Application" link lower on this page.

Your GHEA membership entitles you to the following benefits:

� NEW Informative Quarterly Magazine

� Special Conference Access and Benefits

� $15 Discount for HSLDA Membership

� 20% Discount on subscription to Home Educating Family Magazine.

� Special Group Insurance Discount through the Harbin Insurance Agency 770-461-4315

� Representation with the Governor's Office, Senate, House of Representatives, and the Department of Education


As well as these personal benefits, your $25 membership helps GHEA: provide this website disseminating helpful information to homeschoolers and those interested in homeschooling; provide counseling and referrals to local support groups for new homeschoolers and those moving to Georgia; organize an annual Capitol Day where legislators have the opportunityto meet homeschoolers and see first hand the benefits; and develop resources like the "Home Schooling in Action" video.

We appreciate your continued support of GHEA and the Georgia homeschooling community. Please call or email us if we can be of further service.


Want information about the new HOPE Scholarship? Visit the Articles Library (lower right hand corner of this page). The articles are helpful and full of good information. They are also available to use in your support group newsletters (just reference the source and author).


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The Association will serve and assist any home schooling family or support group in Georgia, however, GHEA is a Christian organization and the counsel and direction of the organization will be Christian.


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