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Georgia DOE to handle home school forms

ATLANTA -- As of July 1, 2012, all home school Declaration of Intent and monthly attendance forms should be submitted to the Georgia Department of Education.

Local school systems will no longer accept these forms.

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.

TThe 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 to the GaDOE at Georgia Department of Education Homeschool Division, 205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE, Suite 1754 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, GA 30334 or by fax to 404-463-0441.

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 a GaDOE homeschool staff member.