The A – Z Of Homeschooling Resources In Georgia

Homeschooling in GeorgiaHomeschooling is growing seven times faster than public school enrollment. A report in Education News states that, since 1999, the number of children who are homeschooled has increased by 75%.

I have a few friends homeschooling their children and I asked them for a few resources to help those families just starting out. Here is a list of homeschooling resources in Georgia.

From my Twitter friend Tricia Hodges:

Accompanying Homeschooling in Georgia Pinterest board full of resources: http://www.pinterest.com/hodgepodgemom/homeschooling-in-georgia/
Georgia Home Education Association https://www.ghea.org/
Homeschool Legal Defense Association http://www.hslda.org/
Help! I’m Homeschooling: Helpful Habits for the Heart of Homeschool http://www.southernhodgepodge.com/help-im-homeschooling/
How to Get Started Homeschooling Pinterest board: http://www.pinterest.com/currchoice/how-to-get-started-homeschooling/
How to Get Started Homeschooling: 10 Steps to Success by my friend Kim: http://www.habitsforahappyhome.com/2012/10/how-to-get-started-home-schooling-10-steps-to-success/
How to Start a Homeschool Routine with Young Children: http://www.hodgepodge.me/2012/08/how-to-start-a-homeschool-routine/
My Curriculum Choice site full of homeschool curriculum reviews by a team of authors: http://www.thecurriculumchoice.com
Bunch of great resources from iHomeschool Network: http://www.ihomeschoolnetwork.com/ihn-blog-hops/

From Kristi McCall:

Here is some information and resources for homeschooling in and around Forsyth County, GA.

GROUPS:

DaFHE (Dawson and Forsyth Home Educators) – http://dafhe.wordpress.com/ –
dues are $20/year per family.  You can do a trial membership and attend 3
activities before committing to join and pay dues.  This group is about
60-70 families.  The activities are intended to include the whole family,
with kids of all ages.  They have 1 activity per week that rotates between
PE, various classes, field trips, mom’s meetings, mom’s night out and
service projects.

FCHE (Forsyth Christian Home Educators) – www.fche.org – dues are $35/year
per family.  This group has close to 300 families.  They offer a lot of
events including field trips, patriotic events, science fair, history fair,
literature fair, geography fair, Parent’s Night Out, Talent Show, parties,
prom/formal for high schoolers, and a very large co-op that meets once a
week.  Most of their activities are divided by grade level: K-2, 3-5, middle
school, high school.  Usually siblings of any age are welcome at all events.

ONLINE SCHOOLS:

Georgia Connections Academy (GACA) – http://connectionsacademy.com/

Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA) – www.k12.com/gca

Both of these are online public charter schools.  So they are public
schools, funded by tax dollars, and free to attend.  At the beginning of the
year, you receive a box of materials that includes textbooks, workbooks,
DVDs, art supplies, science tools and math manipulatives.  You have a login
to their online curriculum where you receive assignments each day for each
of the subject areas.  A parent teaches at home and helps the child with
assignments.  Each student is assigned a teacher with the online school.
The teacher provides some lessons via webcam and a chat room.  Some of the
assignments are scanned and turned into the teacher.  Most of the work is
graded at home by the parent.  Parents are provided with answer keys for the
assignments.

ONLINE CURRICULUM SITES:
They provide a complete curriculum by grade.  (Several of them are free, but you may have to buy textbooks.)

Easy Peasy All-In-One Homeschool – http://allinonehomeschool.com/

Ambleside Online – http://www.amblesideonline.org/

Time 4 Learning – http://www.time4learning.com/

Charlotte Mason Help – http://www.charlottemasonhelp.com/

ENRICHMENT CLASSES:

CFAF (Christian Fine Arts of Forsyth) – http://www.cfaforsyth.org/
NGHE (North Georgia Homeschool Enrichment) –
http://www.northgahomeschool.org/
LEO (Lifelong Educational Opportunities) –
http://www.lifelongeducationalopps.com/
Out of the Box Art Studio – http://www.outoftheboxartstudio.com/

HYBRID SCHOOLS:

These are schools where the student will attend 1-3 days a week, and the
remaining days they will work at home.  Most of these schools provide a
curriculum, and teachers assign the work that will be completed at home with
a parent.

Artios – http://www.artiosacademies.com/
Fidelis Christian School – http://www.fideles.net/
Veritas Classical Schools – http://www.veritasschools.com/Georgia-Cumming
St. John Bosco Academy – http://www.sjbacademy.org/
Legacy Community Academy – http://lookatlegacy.org/
Classical Conversations – http://www.classicalconversations.com/

HOMESCHOOL DAYS:

Many museums and attractions will offer homeschool days at discounted rates with extra activities for homeschoolers.  Some of them include:

Atlanta Botanical Garden
INK (Interactive Neighborhood for Kids) – www.inkfun.org
High Museum
Zoo Atlanta
Southern Museum
Chattahoochee Nature Center
Georgia Aquarium
Tennessee Aquarium
Washington Farms (near Athens)
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Stone Mountain Park
Southeastern Railway Museum
Carlos Museum
Atlanta History Center

STORES/RESOURCES:

Homeschool Hangout – http://www.hshangout.com/
Learning Things – http://www.learningthings.com/articles
The School Box – http://www.schoolbox.com/
Lakeshore Learning – http://www.lakeshorelearning.com

Also, home educators are often eligible for teacher discounts at many stores including:

Barnes & Noble
The Container Store
JoAnn Fabrics
Michael’s
Office Depot
Office Max
Staples
Ann Taylor Loft

This website that lists a ton more: http://thefrugalgirls.com/teacher-discounts

 

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  1. Ellizabeth says:

    Classical Conversations has started a new community in Forsyth County! Go to the Classical Conversations website for more information on how you can register for the 2014-15 school year!

  2. Another great resource is School Supplies 365. They have a great selection of home schooling material for all ages.

    https://www.schoolsupplies365.com/Home-Schooling_c_780.html

  3. I am just now researching homeschooling for a 9th grader; however, both parents work, but can be flexible. Is there a “school” from 9-12 with a low classroom size for a child that wants to be homeschooled? New to the research and this site is the only one I have found that seems to have the most information.

    Thank you!

  4. Great Homeschooling Resources! My daughter has completed her high school from Forest Trail Academy an accredited online homeschool in Florida. I think the school is missing from the list so I though it would be good if I mention it here. The website is: http://www.foresttrailacademy.com. Anyways, the other resources are really helpful and keep up the good work.

  5. Forsyth County Area Homeschoolers aka FCAHS
    http://www.forsythcountyareahomeschoolers.com
    FCAHS is a local homeschooling support group that has activities planned for Forsyth and surrounding counties, but we have members from all over GA. We offer support, resources, events, activities, field trips, tours, classes, clubs and so much more.
    We are an inclusive homeschooling group, require no statement of faith, have no dues and participation is not required.
    Should you wish to join us, follow the link above which will lead you to our Facebook group. From there click JOIN. Once you do that, keep an eye on your PM box…namely the SPAM or unfiltered messages portion. We do our best to vet every single incoming member for the safety of our members.

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