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. Please be
advised that the GaDOE web-based system is not affiliated with any
vendor offering services to homeschool parents/guardians.
The GaDOE web-based system is located on GaDOE’s homeschool webpage. To find the homeschool webpage, go to the GaDOE webpage at http://www.gadoe.org.
After you open the GaDOE webpage, scroll down to the “Parents” section
and choose the “Home Schools” link. You can also find the homeschool
webpage using the search engine at the top-right corner of your screen.
Simply search for “homeschool” and it will direct you to the homeschool
webpage. Additional information about homeschooling and how to submit
homeschool documentation is available on the homeschool webpage.
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 the contact information
Georgia Department of Education
205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE
Suite 1754 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA 30334
Fax: (404) 463-0441
If you have already submitted your Declaration of Intent and
attendance reports to the local school superintendent for the 2012-2013
school year, the local school superintendent will forward your
homeschool documentation to the GaDOE. Therefore, it is not necessary
for you to re-submit your homeschool documentation to the GaDOE.
To request a Certificate of Attendance for a driver’s license,
learner’s permit, work permit, or as needed for other purposes, please
contact Patrick Blenke at firstname.lastname@example.org or Judy Serritella at email@example.com. Thank you for your patience as we move forward to comply with the new homeschool requirements.