Homeschool / Home Study
Georgia’s home study law (O.C.G.A. § 20-2-690) requires homeschool parents/guardians to provide a basic academic educational program which includes the five content areas below. You may also teach other content areas.
English Language Arts
For more information regarding Home School from the
Georgia Department of Education please visit:
How to Submit the Declaration of Intent Form to Begin a Home Study Program
Parents/guardians are encouraged to submit the Declaration of Intent and attendance reports online using the Georgia Department of Education’s online web application.
Click here to Submit an Online Declaration of Intent Form.
Paper Form Submittal
Parents/guardians will find it much more efficient to submit their homeschool documentation electronically using the Georgia Department of Education’s online web application. However, parents/guardians that do not have access to a computer may submit hard copies of their homeschool documentation by mail or fax to the following:
Georgia Department of Education
205 Jesse Hill Jr. Dr, SE
Suite 2053 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA 30334
Driving Permit or License
To obtain a driving permit or license, a copy of the electronically submitted Declaration of Intent to the GaDOE website with a 36 unique character digital parent signature is all that is needed.
Work permit forms required by the Department of Labor in accordance with the law O.C.G.A. § 39-2-11 provides in part: § 39-2-11. Employment certificates -- Required; requirements for issuance. GaDOE is ONLY responsible for issuing the Declaration of Intent for the work permits. On receipt of your Declaration of Intent, please access the Georgia Department of Labor for instruction on obtaining the Home Study Program Employment Certificate.
Re-Entering Bryan County Schools after Home School
By electing a home school program, your student may be required to take academic testing upon re-entering into public school as a way to access proficiency levels in all academic areas.
Transfer Credits/Accredited Online Schools
SBOE §160-5-1-.15 Awarding Units of Credit and Acceptance of Transfer of Credits and/or Grades
Accredited School – an elementary, middle or secondary school accredited by or holding provisional status from the Georgia Accrediting Commission, the Georgia Association of Christian Schools, the Association of Christian Schools International, the Southern Association of Independent Schools and/or one of the accrediting agencies that is a member of the Georgia Private School Accreditation Council, and/or one of the regional accrediting agencies and their successors identified in O.C.G.A. § 20-3- 519(6)(B)
Bryan County Schools accepts transfer credits from:
> The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) > The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) > The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) > The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) > The Northwestern Association of Schools and Colleges (NASC) > The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) > The Alabama Independent School Association (AISA) > The Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) > The Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)