Starting Homeschool in Georgia

This archived blog post will be updated soon, but for now, I wanted to re-post it so that those who are looking for help will have a resource start them off.

Starting homeschool in Georgia is now a little easier to understand.

link to Georgia DOE Homeschool Website

Visit Site For Dept of Education – State of Georgia –

If you live in Georgia, you can now find a more clear outline of state mandated legal requirements for your homeschool at this link:

As usual when it comes to bureaucracy, completing these forms can be very time consuming and tedious. So, here is what we have done to help make the process a bit easier on the Mommy.


We turned it into a homeschool project. Here is our process:

  1. Mom created an attendance spreadsheet for our own files/records.
    • (no longer available) download spreadsheet template, if you think it might help you (in 2014 and beyond, attendance is no longer required by State of Georgia to be turned in, now just keep for your records)
      • It includes 12 monthly worksheets for July 2012 – June 2013.
      • Spaces for entering 3 children’s attendance. (You can insert new rows, as needed.)
      • Totals for Monthly and Year To Date Attendance on Each Monthly Attendance sheet (formula automatically adds it up for you)
      • Complimentary for those who join our mailing list.
  2. Mom completed the official parts of the online forms
    • submitted the Declaration of Intent form myself (very simple)
    • assigned each child to complete their own online attendance form on the State’s website using information from our attendance spreadsheet
    • Mom double checked that each child’s form was correct and that all totals on the spreadsheet and on the online form matched; and then submitted the attendance forms online for each child.


Here is our picture slideshow so you can see what we did:

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Please leave a comment and let us know.

~The Butterfly Homeschool Family

P.S. This is an archived post. I plan to post some updated homeschool start-up articles in the near future. For now, know that your best resource is to use the DOE link I gave at the top of this article.