ABOUT GHEA

Georgia Home Education Association (GHEA) is the statewide, member supported, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that  has been serving the needs and protecting the rights of homeschoolers since 1992. GHEA is governed by a Christian Board of Directors who serve voluntarily. GHEA is committed to the advancement of home education and to protecting every family’s right to home educate their children and considers it part of its mission to help families across Georgia involved in this educational choice. Therefore, GHEA serves all homeschoolers, regardless of religious or philosophical beliefs and membership is open to all.

Mission

GHEA exists to support and promote home based, parent directed, privately funded, Christ-centered education in Georgia, and to encourage parents as they observe the biblical commands to train their children.

What We Do

  • Inform homeschooling families of legislative and policy issues affecting the family and home education
  • Advocate on behalf of the Georgia homeschool community with the governor’s office, the Georgia General Assembly, the Georgia Department of Education, the Georgia Student Finance Commission, and other state agencies
  • Offer individualized counseling as needed via telephone or email
  • Aid in the creation and growth of home education support groups throughout Georgia
  • Assist home educators in locating support groups in their area
  • Direct families coming into or leaving Georgia in terms of support groups and awareness of the laws governing home education
  • Provide families new to home education with information on home education and basic resources
  • Educate the public on the laws and merits of parent directed home education
  • Monitor state and national legislation related to home education and provide information related to the legal climate both statewide and nationally
  • Protect the freedoms of home educators in Georgia and in our nation
  • Maintain a relevant, resource-rich website
  • Support and encourage participation in local homeschool groups
  • Provide GHEA speakers to groups and events interested in home education
  • Conduct periodic statewide home education workshops and other educational opportunities
  • Communicate in a wide variety of ways with the Georgia homeschool community, such as social media and email
  • Coordinate an annual Homeschool Day at the Capitol
  • Offer a graduation ceremony for GHEA members
  • Provide a growing organization that is capable of meeting the needs of the Georgia homeschool community today and in the future

We’re in this together. Join GHEA today!