Georgia Compulsory Education Laws
All states require children of certain age ranges to attend school or receive some type of formal education, whether it's through public school, private school, homeschool, or some other venue. Georgia compulsory education laws require children between the ages of six and 16 to attend school, with penalties including fines and/or prison (applicable to parents) for noncompliance.
Review the following chart to learn more about Georgia compulsory education laws. See FindLaw's Compulsory Education section for additional articles and resources.
|Code Section||20-2-690, et seq.|
|Age at Which School Attendance is Required||Between 6 and 16|
|Exceptions to Attendance Requirements||Private school or home study|
|Home School Provisions||Must teach at least reading, language arts, math, social studies, and science; parents must give annual notice; parent must have at least a high school diploma or may employ a tutor with a baccalaureate college degree; subject to standardized testing; must provide annual progress assessment report|
|Penalties on Parents for Noncompliance||Misdemeanor; fine up to $100 and/or prison up to 30 days; each day's absence is separate offense|
Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Georgia education attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
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