Georgia: Online Private School and Homeschool Regulations/Laws
Families in Georgia have minimal requirements when it comes to enrolling their students in an online school such as Enlightium Academy. The great news is that with its dual accreditation, Enlightium Academy covers the requirements and sets the bar high in terms of accreditation, teacher certification, and curriculum options.
Enlightium Academy is a private Christian online school, but since students learn from home, many school district superintendents consider Enlightium Academy to be a homeschool. This is why it is very important when speaking to your local school district superintendent to note that Enlightium Academy is an accredited, College-prep private school, which should satisfy Georgia state requirements. Resources for homeschooling requirements in the state of Georgia can be found at the bottom of this article.
It is optional for a private school to be accredited in the state of Georgia. There are, however, several benefits to being enrolled in an accredited school.
Enlightium Academy is accredited by AdvancEd and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). These accrediting agencies hold Enlightium Academy to the highest standards in areas including curriculum, faculty credentials, and student expectations.
Georgia requires 180 days of instruction every year. Each school day must have four and one-half school hours.
Enlightium Academy’s school calendar has 180 school days, so students who attend the full year meet this requirement. Each school day takes up to 5 hours (students in grades PreK–2) or 7 hours (students in grades 3–12) to complete school work.
Georgia does not have any teacher certification requirements.
As a part of Enlightium Academy’s dual accreditation, teachers are state and ACSI certified. Several faculty members have Masters degrees in their fields. Learn more at EA’s Our Teachers page.
Private schools must teach the following:
- Language arts
- Social studies
All subjects required by Georgia legislature are core courses for students enrolled at Enlightium Academy. Learn more about each course on our Curriculum by Grade Level page.
Georgia does not require a standardized assessment for students.
Enlightium Academy is dual accredited by ACSI and AdvancEd, both of which require an annual assessment, which is why Enlightium Academy has teamed with Pearson to provide students the Stanford 10 annual assessment. The test is taken in the Spring and is available to currently enrolled students in grades 3–10.
Admissions Articles by Enlightium Academy
- Steps to Take If Your Homeschool Student Has No Official Records
- 3 Things to Remember When Speaking with Your School District
Resources If Your State Considers Your Student a Homeschooler
How to Enroll
- To become familiar with the enrollment process at Enlightium Academy, you can watch this short video.
- Consider chatting with an academic consultant to see which teacher support and involvement tuition package would be best with our online curriculum.
- This will also give you an inside point of contact for questions and comments about our school.
- Toll-free phone number: (866)488-4818
- Once you’re ready to enroll, you’ll need to pay the enrollment fee by visiting here and clicking on the blue button near the top of the page.
- Complete the enrollment form. Here you can elaborate on your student's needs, desires and preferences for the counselor.
- Our admissions team will contact you to discuss the next steps. You’re invited to reach out to us (at the number above) if you have questions at any time.
For any other questions about Georgia private school laws (or online school education in general), please call (866) 488-4818, or visit EnlightiumAcademy.com. Enlightium Academy is an accredited alternative online education option for educating your child from home. Enlightium Academy is a private Christian school that offers a Bible-based, flexible, accredited, teacher-supported, and affordable education. Enlightium Academy meets all accreditation and state education requirements for the State of Georgia, while neither using the state curriculum or Common Core.