How To Get Started

Okay, I understand the Georgia home school law and requirements, now I am ready to "get the ball rolling". HOW DO I GET STARTED?

 

Visit www.gadoe.org

scroll down under the "Parents" heading and click on Home Schools

Click the "Hear" word in red to locate the Declaration of Intent Form

Please note that you do not have to indicate if your child is special ed.  You may leave that unchecked.  The law only requires a name and age. 

The date you will use as the beginning date for the home study program is the date you actually began the school term.  If you are pulling your child from the public or private school to begin homeschooling in the middle of the year you will use the date your child began school in his/her current school. (Example:  August 13, 2013) the ending date will be August 31, 2014.  You are required to complete 180 days, including the current school plus all the homeschool days. 

 The law does not require you to enter the district you live in.

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT:  Once you submit this form, a copy of this form will reappear on your screen with a 30-36 digit code typed in the parent signature line.  Be sure to print this form.  This is the only copy you will receive.  Once it leaves the screen it will be gone and you cannot get it back.  Keep this in your files.

 You will submit a new DOI each year.  You may begin your next school year any month as long as it is  by September 1. 

 

 

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.


GHEA • 258 Sandy Lake Cir. • Fayetteville, GA 30214
Telephone: (770) 461-3657 • Fax: (501) 638-5264
E-mail: info@ghea.org