Open House - March 2, 2017

Written by Shelley Yates. Posted in Blog

Scholars Guild Academy Open House – Thursday, March 2, 2017 6:45-9:00 pm

Scholars Guild Academy is excited to announce plans for our 2017.18 academic program. We will be hosting our annual Open House and Returning Families Meeting on Thursday, March 2nd at 6:45 p.m. at First Baptist Church Loganville where our classes meet each week. Our Open House offers parents and students a chance to hear about the vision of the program, meet instructors, view curriculum, and see our facilities.

The 2017.18 registration details (including class schedules, course descriptions, application information, registration schedule, etc.) will be posted on our website at www.scholarsguild.net by the end of January or early February. We have several new class offerings that I will be excited to announce. Our weekly class meeting day is on Tuesdays.

Scholars Guild Academy is a weekly accredited homeschool program. We offer both full-day and a-la-carte classes in all core subjects and numerous electives. We also offer an optional transcript program. Our focus is college prep for the middle and high school years (including honors and AP courses), but we also offer classes for upper elementary grades.

To learn more about our program and see if Scholars Guild Academy might be a good fit for your family, please visit our website at www.scholarsguild.net . We are currently scheduling campus and classroom visits and you can contact us through our website. We would love to partner with you on your homeschooling journey.

 

Sincerely,

Jan Bryson Director, Scholars Guild Academy

UPCOMING EVENTS AT SGA

Written by Jan Bryson. Posted in Blog

November 22nd- Thanksgiving Break / No School
December 15th - Extended Session
December 16th - Winter Banquet
December 16th- January 4th - Winter Holidays / No School
January 5th - Extended Session
February 14th - Winter Break / No School
March 2nd- Open House

 

 

Homeschool Attendance Update

Written by Jan Bryson. Posted in Blog

SG Families,
 
Please allow me to very briefly interrupt your summer break.  I just wanted to send out another bit of information about the changes for how homeschoolers report attendance with House Bill 283.  I've received a few questions about this and found this article from HSLDA to be helpful.  I'm including the link below.  As always, you are all responsible for sending in your Declaration of Intent to homeschool each year, so don't forget to do that before school starts.
 
 
Homeschoolcompliance.com will still be sending in DOI electronically and offering monthly attendance records at the request of many of its users.  I have been in contact with Scott Meadows and he is still planning to offer his services to the homeschool community for easy and secure record-keeping.  All records are archived for 12 years for every student.  This is a very simple way to maintain your records.
 
I look forward to seeing you all soon at Orientation on Tuesday, July 30 at 7pm.  Enjoy the rest of your summer!
 
Blessings,
 
Jan Bryson
Director, Scholars Guild
 
Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion.  A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10a,12b

Major Changes to Georgia's Home Study Law

Written by Jan Bryson. Posted in Blog

 
MAJOR CHANGES TO GEORGIA'S  
HOME STUDY LAW
Due to meetings that GHEA board members had with representatives from the State Department of Education, there are major changes to the home study law in Georgia. Representative Ed Setzler, Dist. 35, member of the House Education Committee, was the person in the General Assembly most responsible for getting the best language possible, even better than we had hoped, in Sec. 23 of HB 283.
There were others who were very instrumental in getting the good language in the bill as well. They are: Representative Brooks Coleman, Dist. 97, Chairman of the House Education Committee, Senator Lindsey Tippins, Dist 37, Chairman of the Senate Education and Youth Committee, and Senator Fran Millar, Dist 40, member of the Senate Education and Youth Committee. Tom Wilson, Director of Governmental Affairs with the State Department of Education, was very supportive of the effort to make homeschool compliance easier for everyone. If anyone has any questions about the new law, please call the GHEA office at (770) 461-3657
Governor Deal signed the Comprehensive Education Bill, HB 283, on May 7, 2013 and it goes into effect on July 1, 2013. Go to www.house.ga.us. Enter 283 in the empty box and click on search. 
Click on "current version" to read Section 23, the section pertaining to the home study 
law, of HB 283.
All attendance reporting to the Georgia Department of Education (DOE) or to the local superintendent has been struck from the law. Homeschooling families are no longer