HomeSchool in GA? What About College?
In my graduate class, I asked my professor, "What is your impression of how prepared home-schooled students are for college?" Her answer: "There's no middle ground, they are usually very well prepared or they are not at all; whereas MOST public school students are in the middle". Thank goodness she said, "You have nothing to worry about." That makes me feel better. Plus, I'm just getting ready to start and I don't know for how long I will be able to home-school my boys. What I do know is that I want them to be better prepared for whatever happens in life because I home-schooled them.
So, I have these questions in my head: What about college? What about scholarships? What about drivers licenses and employment? These questions may not affect my children now, but they will if I find that I am continuing on with their education at home. I also figure there will be more moms to follow in my footsteps; so, I am posting what I have found below. Again, if you are a GA home-school mom and you know something I don't please tell me! :)
- GA home-schoolers have to take 7 SATII subject tests and have to obtain a certain score before they can be admitted to the college of their choice.
- Statistically, home-school students score much higher on the SAT tests, than do public school students.
- Check with the colleges of your choice for their SAT requirement scores and if your child meets or exceeds, applying for admission and scholarships is your next step.
- Children must be at least 12 years of age to work.
- Home-school children between ages 12 - 16 need a certificate from the school superintendent
- Remember all those attendance forms I mentioned in the previous post on GA home-school laws....now they come in handy.
- You will need to obtain a Certificate of Attendance from your superintendents office.
What if GA home-schoolers need or want to go back to public schools?
Simply re-enroll your child. Most likely they will ask you what grade level your child is on and place your child. In some cases, they may be asked to take a placement test or will be reevaluated after the first grading period.