New Homeschoolers

So you want to homeschool and you don’t know where to start. Here are 5 things to help you get up and running if you live in the state of Georgia. Please note that these are suggestions!

If you have additional questions, book a homeschool advising appointment by going to

Step 1: Learn About the Laws of Homeschooling in Georgia.

Step 2: Answer the Question: Why?

Think about the reason you want to homeschool.

What is your vision?

Do you want to homeschool because you don’t like the school’s curriculum, environment, or all of the above?

If you like the curriculum and not the environment you might want to consider Public Virtual Charter Schools which would NOT require you to complete a Declaration of Intent.

Click here to read more about Public Virtual Charter Schools.

Step 3: Learn More About Homeschooling!

The 10 Days to Homeschooling is a free email challenge to help you dive into the world of homeschooling. It will help you write your vision for your homeschool and choose your curriculum. However, if you don’t have time for email, you can get a really good view into what it takes to homeschool by checking out our Starting the Homeschool Year Right video course.

Step 4: Choose a Curriculum

Click here for a list of curriculum options and resources.

Step 5: Complete Your DOI and Get Started

Complete the Declaration of Intent from the Georgia Department of Education (Click Here) – Make sure to print it and save the form. You can use this to get discounts, etc. and you will also need it for your records.

Go to your child’s school and show them your printed-out version of the Declaration of Intent and formally withdraw your child from school.

Find a homeschool support group. EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. services students in the metro Atlanta Area. Join us. We have monthly meetings and field trips. We even have a yearbook. Click here to learn more and join!

Helpful Links

Homeschool Advising

Do you need help getting started with homeschooling? Maybe you are already homeschooling but need more guidance on what to do next. If this sounds like you, then our homeschool advisor session is just what you need. Sign up today for a one-on-one consulting session. Click here to sign up>>

EPIC Parent Learning Community – A collection of online courses to support families in homeschooling. Click here to learn more>>

10 Days to Homeschooling Challenge – This challenge guides you step by step as you get started in your homeschooling journey. Click here to learn more>>

No Mommy Left Behind Community – To be supported by a community of homeschool moms in virtual learning and homeschooling. We offer weekly accountability, monthly prizes, gifts, and encouragement in your homeschooling journey.  Click here to learn more>>