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Georgia Compulsory Education Laws

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Code Section20-2-690, et seq.
Age at Which School Attendance is RequiredBetween 6 and 16
Exceptions to Attendance RequirementsPrivate school or home study
Home School ProvisionsMust 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 NoncomplianceMisdemeanor; fine up to $100 and/or prison up to 30 days; each day's absence is separate offense

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