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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Homeschooling- The basics

I have been searching the internet lately trying to find some useful info on Homeschooling; how to get started. 
I have found that basically there is no set way or curriculum to follow, you make up your own, as long as the basic subjects are covered. 
According to Ga law, a declaration of intent to home study must be submitted to the local superintendent 30 days after the establishment of the home study program and by Sept. 1 every year thereafter. 
The children must have 4 1/2 hours of instruction  a day for 180 days, and ttendance records must be kept and submitted every month and a progress report must be written every year. 
As far as testing, national standardized testing must be taken every 3 years starting at the end of the 3rd grade. Parent must have a GED or hire a tutor.
Link to Ga law mentioned above
Follow this link for Declaration of intention form and Attendance form

Will post more info as I come across it :-)
Have a Crunchy Green and Healthy day!