For Home School Parents

House Bills 39 and 706, passed during the 2012 legislative session and signed by the Governor, move the responsibility of homeschool reporting from local school systems to the Georgia Department of Education beginning July 1, 2012. The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) developed a web-based system to efficiently comply with the new homeschool requirements. Parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to use the web-based system to submit their homeschool Declaration of Intent and attendance records as doing so will save time and resources for both the parent/guardian and the GaDOE. The GaDOE web-based system is located on the GaDOE homeschool webpage at http://www.gadoe.org/curriculum-instruction-and-assessment/pages/home-schools.aspx. Additional information about homeschooling and how to submit homeschool documentation is available on the homeschool webpage. Please be advise that the GaDOE web-based system is not affiliated with any vendor offering services to homeschool parents/guardians.

For parents/guardians who do not wish to utilize the web-based system, the GaDOE will also provide for the paper submittal of homeschool documentation. Parents/guardians may submit their homeschool documentation via mail or fax to the GaDOE at:
    Georgia Department of Education
    Homeschool Division
    205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE
    Suite 1754 Twin Towers East
    Atlanta GA  30334
    Fax (404)463-0441

Contacts: Patrick Blenke (404)463-1765 ablenke@doe.k12.ga.us
               Judy Serritella (404)657-9800 serrite@doe.k12.ga.us

The GaDOE will be responsible for issuing Certificates of Attendance for homeschool students that are eligible for a learner's permit, driver's license, work permit, or as needed for other purposes. Parents/guardians may request a Certificate of Attendance electronically using the web-based system or by contacting the GaDOE homeschool staff member.