What Will School Look Like In
Georgia THIS FALL?
Education During A Pandemic
As we encounter a new normal in education, many parents face challenges and choices in educating their children. Most schools around Georgia will either forego in-person instruction or provide a hybrid model. Many parents will be exploring alternatives to their local offerings. This is why we have put together resources to help you make informed choices this fall.
WHAT IS MY LOCAL SCHOOL’S PLAN?
HELP! Should I choose a virtual school for my child?
Should I send my child back to their regular school? Should I choose the virtual option from my local school district? Should I enroll my student in a full-time virtual school outside of my school district? There are so many options!
Many parents may want to explore an online-only option. Georgia has a number of resources to accommodate this. Below are alternative online options.
Georgia Cyber Academy is a K-12 public charter school that is 100% tuition-free, online, and accredited.
An online public school program that is tuition-free and aligned with Georgia’s educational standards.
GA Virtual School is a program of the Georgia Department of Education’s Office of Teaching and Learning.
CHARTER SCHOOL ALTERNATIVES
Some parents may be interested in alternative school options with differing schedules. Charter schools are privately-operated, publicly funded schools. You can find a charter school in your area.
PRIVATE SCHOOL ALTERNATIVES
Some parents may be interested in a private school option that provides more education options.
FUNDING SUPPORT OPTIONS
Looking for resources to support a private education option? Below are scholarship options offered in Georgia.
HOME SCHOOLING OPTIONS
GHEA provides support tools for those choosing to independently educate their children from home.
SCHOOLING SUPPORT OPTIONS
IN NEED OF TUTORING SUPPORT
FREE ONLINE ACCESS POINTS
CHILD CARE SUPPORT
HOME LEARNING RESOURCES
COVID-19 SUPPORT RESOURCES FROM GCO
The Georgia Center for Opportunity (GCO) today released the results of a parent opinion poll that found 81 percent of respondents in favor of using federal emergency relief funds to help parents cover some educational costs during the coronavirus pandemic.
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