Tiers Free Homeschool Cooperative is redefining education by providing a unique and empowering homeschooling experience for families seeking an alternative approach to traditional schooling. Our cooperative is a vibrant community that celebrates individuality, fosters creativity, and prioritizes holistic development.
Open to all students in Georgia who do not have a high school diploma. Program graduates will have the opportunity to participate in a full graduation ceremony.
Our regular monthly homeschool class fees are $120 per month. The majority of our program participants are eligible for our need based scholarship program that covers the cost of academic classes.
$130 Graduation Fees (includes graduation brunch, ceremony reception, cap, gown, diploma, and official transcripts)
Macon County, Georgia was the site of the first Chief's Diploma Program in Georgia. The Macon County Chiefs' Diploma Program operated under Tiers Free Academy through The Dr. Annise Mabry Foundation and was first housed in the Oglethorpe GA Police Department. It was later housed inside the Marshallville Police Department. The program was a joint partnership with the Marshallville Police Department and the Montezuma Police Department with support from the Dollar General Foundation, Flint Energies, International Paper Foundation, The Macon County Chamber of Commerce, the Macon County Board of Education, and South Georgia Technical College.
The Macon County Chiefs' Diploma Program ended the pilot program June 2022 after successfully graduating 136 students. Today, this program is called the Rural Communities Diploma Program. The Rural Communities Diploma Program still operates with law enforcement agencies and re-entry programs. Retired Oglethorpe Police Chief Rachael Hart is the Program Registrar and Retired Marshallville Police Chief Patricia Barber is the Director of Academic Support and Student Intake. The program now covers 78 rural Georgia communities and is supported with grant funding from The United Way of Greater Atlanta, OUTGeorgia Community Fund, and the Atlanta Pride Reinvestment Grant Fund.
Helpful Homeschool Links
Link to file your GA Declaration of Intent to Homeschool: https://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Pages/Home-Study-DOI.aspx
Link to GA College Admissions Policies for Homeschool Students: https://ghea.org/college-admissions-policies/
Link to Homeschool Laws by State: https://hslda.org/legal
Link to join HSLDA: https://hslda.org/membership
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