What is hybrid homeschooling?
Hybrid homeschooling is "Anytime a student learns at least in part at a supervised brick and mortar location away from home and at least in part through online delivery with some element of student control over time, place, path and/or pace."Copyright © 2011 by Innosight Institute, Inc. All rights reserved.
Traditional homeschooling offers a parent-led learning environment, while a hybrid program can add an additional component of certified educators as the leads. Kids in hybrid programs can get the same real-life experiences as those in a traditional homeschool environment. Children can avoid some undesirable social aspects of full-time traditional schooling, while still enjoying positive socialization. ©1995-2014 Atlanta Parent, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Is hybrid homeschooling right for you and your child, or would traditional schooling work better?
To help you decide, you should first acknowledge the importance of your child's education. Then you should observe the temperament of your child, as well as your own temperament. Also consider whether or not the program will fit into your family's budget. Finally, a Shadow Day with us will be the best indicator of our program's fit.
What is a Shadow Day?
Each prospective student must spend a full day with us once all Admissions information is completed. This will give our Learning Coaches the opportunity to observe and assess the child's ability to be successful in our environment.
It also gives families the opportunity to decide if we're a good fit.
What are Georgia's basic homeschool requirements?
• Parents or guardians who wish to homeschool their children must annually submit a Declaration of Intent to the Georgia Department of Education by September 1 or within 30 days of establishing their program.
• Homeschool programs must provide (but are not limited to) instruction in reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies and science.
•Programs must operate the equivalent of 180 days or at least 4.5 hours per day.
Georgia State Law requires every student to meet required instructional hours of:
Grades K–3: 810 hours per year/Based on a five-day work week/4.5 hours per day or 22.5 hours per week
• Parents must write annual progress assessments for their child in each required subject area.
• Submission of attendance reports is no longer required; however you should retain your own attendance records.
*Key of D Hybrid Homeschool Village will keep these records up-to-date for you while your child is registered with us.
I understand that I must complete and submit a Declaration of Intent (to homeschool) to Georgia's Department of Education for my school-aged child. Where can I find this form?
Georgia law requires parents or guardians who teach their children at home to submit to the Georgia Department of Education (GADOE) an annual Declaration of Intent form. A Declaration of Intent must be submitted to the Georgia Department of Education within 30 days after establishment of a home study program and by September 1 annually thereafter.
You can find the online submittal form here: https://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Pages/Home-Study-DOI.aspx
Do you accept students with special needs or who require special services?
Key of D Hybrid Homeschool Village reserves the right to accept, deny, or terminate enrollment of a student whose needs we are not yet able/staffed to accommodate.
Will I receive a refund if my child is not accepted?
Due to testing time and administrative processes, KODHHV reserves the right to refund half of the initial deposit paid, if your child is not accepted into our hybrid learning center.
Can I enroll my child if s/he is suspended or expelled from their previous school?
Key of D Hybrid Homeschool Village reserves the right to accept, deny, or terminate enrollment of a student who has been suspended or expelled from their previous school. All parties involved must agree that our design is a good fit for the child. We DO NOT tolerate bullying or any disrespectful, rude, lewd, violent, or unruly behavior. Any student who displays behaviors that are deemed unacceptable for our setting, will be immediately dismissed from the program.