School Options


Fort Gordon is local to three school systems: Aiken County, SC; Columbia County, GA; Richmond County, GA

Where the family lives determines which school a student attends.

Aiken County

Elementary Middle High/ Charter Schools

Charter Schools:


Columbia County

Elementary Middle High

Richmond County

Elementary Middle High / Magnet / Special Schools

Magnet Schools:

Special Schools:


Richmond County Private Schools

Alleluia Community School:
2819 Peach Orchard Road, (706) 793-9663
Grades K-12
School day is 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Aquinas High School:
1920 Highland Avenue, (706) 736-5516
Grades 9-12
School day is 8:00 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

The Augusta School:
2623 Washington Road, (706) 736-1238
Grades K-8
School day is 8:00 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.

Curtis Baptist School:
Elementary School: 1326 Broad Street, (706) 722-2437
Grades K-6
School day is 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
High School: 2230 Broad Street, (706) 736-0196
Grades 7-12
School day is 7:50 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.

Episcopal Day School:
2248 Walton Way, (706) 733-1192
3 years old through grade 8
School day is 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for grades 1-8,
8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for preschool

Heritage Academy:
333Greene Street (706) 821-0034
Grades K-8
School Day 7:45-3:45 p.m.

Hillcrest Baptist School:
3045 Deans Bridge Road, (706) 798-5600
Grades K-8
School day is 8:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Immaculate Conception Academy:
1016 Laney Walker Blvd., (706) 722-9964
Grades K-8
School day is 8:15 to 3:00 p.m.

St. Mary on the Hill Catholic School:
1220 Monte Sano Ave., (706) 733-6193
Grades K-8
School day is 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Augusta First Seventh-day Adventist School:
4299 Wheeler Road, (706) 651-0491
Grades K-9
School day is 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Southgate Christian Schools:
2226 Peach Orchard Road, (706) 798-2475
Grades K-12
School day is 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Westminster Schools:
3067 Wheeler Road, (706) 731-5260
Grades K-12
School day is 8:00 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.

Columbia County Private Schools

Augusta Christian Schools
313 Baston Road, Augusta (706) 863-2905
Grades PK-12
School day is 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Augusta Preparatory Day School:
285 Flowing Wells Rd, Augusta (706) 434-2381
Grades NS-12
School day is 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

Evans Christian Academy:
213 South Old Belair Rd, Grovetown (706) 434-2381
Grades 6-12
School day is 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

New Hope Christian School
715 S. Old Belair Rd, Grovetown (706) 868-7249
Grades K3-10
School day is 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m


General Information about Home Schooling in Georgia

GA Home School Websites Home School Policy: DoDEA/DoDDS/DDESS
Home School Advocacy Local Home School Support Groups

The Georgia Department of Education does not supply the curriculum, materials or resources for home school.  The law requires the following five content areas:

  • Mathematics,
  • English Language Arts,
  • Science,
  • Social Studies, and
  • Reading

The home study program shall provide a basic academic educational program which includes, but is not limited to, reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science, however, you may teach other content areas.  For curriculum, testing, and resource materials, please contact a home school association in your area or use your browser to search for the term Georgia Home School Curriculum or Home School Curriculum.  Select a vendor/program that fits your child’s educational needs.  If there is any cost for the curriculum, the parent will be responsible for this.  It is advisable to secure your curriculum prior to registering your child/children by submitting the “Declaration of Intent” online.  You must submit a declaration of intent by September 1st or within 30 days after a program is established.  You may employ a tutor.  Parents must have a high school diploma or GED.

If your child/children are enrolled in Georgia Cyber Academy, Georgia Connections Academy, or Provost Academy your child/children are NOT considered home school students.  These are state board approved on-line charter schools.  You must communicate with these schools for any documents you may need.

The Georgia Department of Education has a very limited role related to home school.  The Georgia Department of Education is only responsible for maintaining the Declaration of Intent records.

Completing the Online Submittal Form

CLICK HERE to Submit an Online Declaration of Intent Form

  1. Fields with a red asterisk (*) are required fields.
  2. “Signature” and “Date Submitted” is not required on the online electronic submittal form.
  3. “The school year for this home school study program” the law requires 180 instructional days.  Put the actual date you begin teaching your child/children at home as the beginning date and counting forward to the 180 instructional days limit.  However if your child/children began the school year in a public/private school that time can be included as part of this 180 instructional days requirement.  You can teach more days if you desire.
  4. “Submit Your Declaration of Intent” button located at the bottom of form.  After you click the submit button, you will receive a screen that shows a 36 unique character parent signature line as well as the date of submittal.
  5. Print a copy of this form for your records.  This is the only document you required to submit to the Department of Education.  This form represents confirmation that your child/children are officially registered in home school.  The Department of Driver Services and the Department of Labor will need this form if your child wants a driving license/permit or a work permit.

Once the child/children are officially registered as a home school student, you as the parent have similar rights and responsibilities of the Local Education Authority (District office).  The parent is considered the superintendent, principal, teacher, and you can create and sign any document that relates to the educational needs of your child/children.

If you wish to return your child to public school, you may do so at any time.  You can create a withdrawal form and give it to the local school.  The local school must validate each content area your child/children took while being home schooled.  This validation process is unique to each district.  If you have questions related to this process, please contact your local school district.

You must test your child/children at the end of third grade and every three years afterwards (example:  grades 3, 6, 9, 12).  The test must be a nationally standardized test (CRCT and EOCT are not nationally standardized test).  Please contact a home school association in your area to obtain information on these tests, time, and the location.

Effective July 1, 2013, Georgia law indicates you are no longer required to submit an attendance form to the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE).  Declarations of Intent (DOI) must still be submitted to the GaDOE each year.  These forms should be submitted electronically using the GaDOE website.  Electronic submissions automatically provide the parent with a 36 unique character parental signature.  Georgia law dictates that the DOI must be submitted by the parent or guardian only.  The GaDOE will not accept third party submissions.  If possible, submission of the DOI should be electronically, however, mailing, emailing or faxing is acceptable.  Please note when mailing, emailing, or faxing, it may take several weeks to input your DOI into our files.

The GaDOE no longer issues Certificate of Attendance.  Your DOI with the 36 unique characters on the parental signature line is the official document of the Georgia Home Study Program.  This document should be used to obtain Driver’s license/permits, work permits, post-secondary admission, military enlistment, and for all other entities that require proof of educational enrollment.  For Social Security verification, please Click Here to access and print the letter.

For more information on Home Schooling in Georgia, please visit the following websites:

Home Schooling with installations who have DoDEA schools, please review the following:

Home School Advocacy

Local Support Groups

Fort Gordon Home School Group

Augusta-Area Home Education Network (AHEN)
Serving Augusta, GA
Contact: Lynn Reed
Phone: (706) 868-5666

Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) Home Education Association
P.O. Box 204568, Augusta, GA 30917
Phone: (706) 737-9656
*Membership Fees