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SB 42-Dexter Mosely Act

Dexter Mosley Act

During the 2021 legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly passed the Dexter Mosely Act. This legislation authorizes home study students in grades 6-12 to participate in extracurricular and interscholastic activities in the student’s resident public school system, with the requirement of certain notification and course enrollment provisions. The law is codified in O.C.G.A. § 20-2-319.6.

No home school students should attend workouts, club meetings, or practices/competitions until they are fully registered.

Georgia Department of Education Dexter Mosley Act Guidance

Home School Declaration Form

Enrolling Adult actions:

The enrolling parent/guardian must send an email to the principal of school the student would attend based on grade and the Stephens County Deputy Superintendent, indicating the intent to enroll the student under the Dexter Mosley Act. This email must include the following scanned and attached documents:

  • The Dexter Mosley Act Declaration form (link above) indicating which extracurricular activities the student plans to participate in.
  • A copy of the student’s most recent annual progress report as provided in Georgia’s requirements for home school programs and include the student’s instructor’s individualized assessment of the student’s academic progress in all courses (reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science).
  • A written verification by the home school instructor that the student is currently receiving a passing grade in each home study program course and is maintaining satisfactory progress towards advancement.
  • A current copy of the student’s transcript including the number of cumulative units earned to date.

Email Addresses:

Stephens County Middle School Principal: Paul Defoor paul.defoor@stephenscountyschools.org
Stephens County High School Principal: Michael Keown michael.keown@stephenscountyschools.org
Stephens County Deputy Superintendent: John Stith john.stith@stephenscountyschools.org

 Upon completion of these steps, you will be contacted by someone in the school system and, if meeting the above requirements, given permission to enroll.

Enrollment information can be found here

This documentation must be received 30 calendar days prior to the first day of school of the semester the home study student will be enrolling in Stephens County.

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