If you have chosen to homeschool in Georgia, you may need information, resources, and curriculum that will help you get started. This page aims to help guide you through the process of homeschooling in the Peach state. Take a few minutes to read through it, and feel free to share this page with other new homeschoolers in your state.
To find out more about the legal requirements for homeschooling in Georgia, Time4Learning recommends that you visit your state’s Department of Education website. Each state in the U.S. has different requirements for homeschooling families, and these requirements can frequently change, so we suggest doing thorough research to make sure that you are complying with your individual state regulations. You can also visit one of these sites:
- The Home School Mom’s Georgia support page
- Homeschool World Georgia support groups
- High School Homeschooling Laws by State
Legal disclaimer: This page provides suggestions and information on how to meet the mandatory school attendance laws in Georgia. It is not intended and should not be used as definitive legal advice. In most states, parents find a variety of legal methods to pursue the educational approach that they prefer for their child.
Homeschool Support Systems
Homeschool families often belong to local support groups, where they get together and have play dates, go on field trips, do special events/parties for holidays, etc. Some groups are strictly for support and play and are not ‘co-ops,’ while others are more geared toward educational cooperation. You can find information on co-ops and support groups online from from sites like:
One resource many homeschooling parents heavily rely on when they start homeschooling is the local library. Libraries are often able to provide information for local groups that meet there; they know popular reading trends for young children and are excellent in helping parents obtain necessary reference books.
Fortunate to be Homeschooling in Georgia
Homeschooling in Georgia is quite comfortable. Many parents find that they are able to provide a wonderful homeschooling environment for their children without stressing over a great number of legal concerns.
Georgia does not require parents (or “the teaching parent,” as they say) to have an educational degree. You do have to have a High School Diploma or GED. You can also obtain a private tutor for your children, provided that the tutor has a High School Degree or GED. In Georgia, the compulsory attendance ages are 6-16 years old.
Time4Learning is vibrant, engaging, educational, and funny. It sure beats our previous homeschool curriculum which was textbook/workbook based.
Time4Learning is so effective that very little intervention is required. This works great if you’re homeschooling multiple children.
Laid Back Homeschooling Days
Some homeschooling families are very laid back in their schedule. Oftentimes, for these sorts of families, letting the day plan itself actually accomplishes more than scheduling ahead of time. They love flexibility. This means that if they want to go bike riding at the state park on Wednesday (free parking day at all Georgia State Parks), they can easily make up school for that day on Saturday. Many homeschoolers’ days revolve heavily around their computers. Each has their own computer, and they try to utilize them to the fullest. Time4Learning is often their core curriculum. We have heard of homeschoolers who struggle greatly before stumbling upon Time4Learning, and then they love it! Many families supplement Time4Learning with a website like BigIQKids, as well as some workbooks for things like handwriting and arts and crafts. Students often do experiments; either something they got out of a handbook or from watching Mythbusters. They also make sure to incorporate reading time each day with books of their choosing.
The language arts is GREAT for helping with phonics and beginner reading skills… Plus, the lessons are thoroughly entertaining!
Here at Letter Stadium, first graders learn about “r-controlled vowels” from the Phonics Football Players.
Homeschooling with Time4Learning
Time4Learning’s experience shows that there is no single, best homeschool material. Rather than feeling torn between homeschool resources, parents should select a diverse blend of materials and activities.
For families with more than one child, choosing a homeschool curriculum can be more problematic. What works for one child may not work for another. What works for one subject may not work on the next. What works one year, may fall flat the very next year.
Some of the features that make Time4Learning so successful include:
- Time4Learning appeals to a wide range of learning styles. Our online learning materials are especially well-suited to children who are visual or kinesthetic learners. These children can take advantage of Time4Learning’s interactive, multi-media materials.
- Children like using the computer to learn. It’s a convenient, interactive homeschool resource that provides a welcome change each day to paper-and-pencil workbooks and textbook-based lessons.
- Parents like that it tracks progress and helps children advance by clearly presenting and reinforcing each lesson.
- Time4Learning’s self-paced, modularized lesson plans allow you to move forward and back through the materials whenever you want. You can skip lessons that teach concepts your child has already mastered and repeat those he or she has not. The choice is yours. With Time4Learning, you are always in control.
Time4Learning is proven effective with homeschoolers, has a low monthly price, is easy-to-use, and provides a money-back guarantee so you can make sure that it works for your children!
Sign up for Time4Learning as part of your overall homeschool curriculum.
If you have any more questions or comments about homeschooling in Georgia, head over to the Georgia Parent Forum.
Some Helpful Tools and Resources
Welcome to Homeschooling Guide – Are you new to homeschooling? This guide was written by seasoned homeschoolers to answer some of the difficult questions new families often struggle with.
Curriculum Lesson Plans – An overview of what’s available for each grade and subject.
Homeschool Portfolio Information – Answers common questions about homeschool portfolios and evaluations. It includes tips on organization methods, what to include and how Time4Learning can be used as part of your homeschool portfolio.
Online Parent’s Forum – Reach out to homeschoolers in your area, join discussions, ask questions and trade ideas on our online community of homeschooling parents. Having the support of seasoned homeschoolers can really help make your homeschooling journey a success.
Hints & Help Section – Whether you’re new to Time4Learning, a long term member, or a future member with questions about how the program works, this section answers questions about navigation, lesson planning & previewing, how the teacher guides and worksheets work, and more!
Puffin Academy App – Learn how to use Time4Learning on most mobile devices with the Puffin Academy app for iOS and Android! Get details on this kid-friendly app, including how to download and use it on the go with Time4Learning.