Dexter Mosely Act

Dexter Mosely 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 Mosely Act Guidance

Home School Declaration Form

Participation Requirements:
The home study student must meet established age, academic, behavioral, conduct, disciplinary, residence, zoning, and other rules and requirements applicable to all students for participation in the specified Extracurricular and Interscholastic activity and must provide any supporting documentation required by the resident school.

Enrolling Adult actions:
The enrolling parent/guardian must send an email to the principal of the school the student would attend and the District Athletic Director indicating the intent to enroll the student under the Dexter Mosely Act. This email must include the following scanned and attached documents:
o The Dexter Mosely Act Declaration form (link above) indicating which extracurricular
activities the student plans to participate in.
o 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).
o 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.
o A current copy of the student’s transcript including the number of cumulative units
earned to date.

A student who withdraws from a public school to participate in a home study program shall be ineligible for participation in any E/I activity for 12 months from the date of the home study 

Declaration of Intent submission to GaDOE.

Email Addresses:
Hahira Middle School Principal: Dr. Ivy Smith   [email protected]
Lowndes Middle School Principal:  Mr. Bill Haskin [email protected]
Pine Grove Middle School:  Dr. Sam Clemons [email protected]
Lowndes High School: Mrs. LeAnne McCall [email protected]
District Athletic Director: Mr. Danny Redshaw [email protected]

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 Lowndes County.**