Monday, February 9, 2015

Travel Abroad for College Credit

This online academy offers opportunities to Middle and High School students to earn college credit while traveling the world.  Click here to view more:!educational-expeditions-for-credit/c1b3p

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Unit Study for February- Social Studies - Topology

The Theme for this Month is Topology


The student will locate major topographical features of Georgia and will describe how these features define Georgia’s surface.
  1. Locate all the geographic regions of Georgia: Blue Ridge Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain, Valley and Ridge, and Appalachian Plateau. 
  2. Locate the major rivers: Ocmulgee, Oconee, Altamaha, Savannah, St. Mary’s, Chattahoochee, and Flint. 

Resources for this Unit Study can be found here:

Meeting Dates

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Field Trip to Atlanta Children's Museum (Second Tuesday is Free Admission ages 8 and under. Click here for more details. )
The actual time for Target Tuesday is 1pm, but we should plan to be there between 11a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Click here for details:
Click Here for Directions (Admission is FREE)While there we plan to go to the sand area and make various land forms found in Georgia.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the South Cobb Library 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Children's Museum Field Trip - Tuesday 2/10/15

Who? South Cobb Homeschoolers

What? Field Trip to the Children's Museum of Atlanta

When? TUESDAY February 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. or later.
The actual time for Target Tuesday is 1pm, but we should plan to be there between 11a.m. and 12:30 p.m.  Click here for details:

Where? Children's Museum of Atlanta
Click Here for Directions (Admission is FREE)

Why? To Kick off our Topology Unit Study.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Field Trip In Review

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Field Trip

We had a great time at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site as we celebrated National School Choice Week.  There we watched a video about the struggle of African Americans, toured the museum, went on the Atlanta Street Car and finished it off at the playground.  Thanks Mr. John for the snacks!!!

High School Seniors: GHEA Graduation

New Logo      

GHEA is pleased to announce the 2015 Graduation Ceremony:
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Eagle's Landing First Baptist Church

2400 Highway 42 North
McDonough, GA
If you have a graduate interested in participating AND/OR are willing to volunteer as part of a team to help plan this event, please send an email to:

You must be a GHEA member to participate - Join Today at

More details coming soon!

High School Summer Opportunities

Georgia Regents University - High School Freshman, Sophomores & Juniors

This summer, Georgia Regents University Augusta is launching two academic, residential programs for current high school sophomores and juniors. These programs are the Health Sciences Summer Academy (HSSA) and the Cyber Sciences Summer Academy (CSSA).

Using experiential instruction, the HSSA allows students to explore health care environments, build skills in patient care, and work as a team to complete scientific research. To learn more, visit

The CSSA is designed to introduce high school students to the academic and professional world of cybersecurity. Students will learn from experts in the field and experience, first-hand, the consequences of a cyberattack. There will also be additional “top secret” hands-on learning experiences for students. For more information,

The programs will function separately during the day, but have joint evening social experiences including activities to enhance skills in collaboration, teamwork, and communication. Both programs are offered over the following weeks: June 21-25 or June 28-July 2. Students will have the chance to apply for one or both and choose the week they would like to attend if they are selected during the application process.

An information flyer is attached for your convenience. Please post on bulletin boards and/or distribute to students you think would be challenged and benefited by one or both of these experiences. The online application deadline is March 30. Space is limited. As GRU anticipates a large applicant pool, be sure your students complete their applications fully and submit them by the deadline. Selected students will be notified in March. Tuition is $500.

For more information on the camps, please visit the website links above.

The University of North Georgia- High School Sophomores & Juniors

The University of North Georgia (UNG) will host the fifth summer language academy for high school rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in June and July 2015. The Federal Service Language Academy (FSLA) is a three-week residential program for students who are interested in an immersive intensive language experience, fitness, and exploring international-related careers with the federal government. Last year 130 students from over 32 US states and three foreign countries successfully completed the FSLA.

During the two three-week sessions, students will be immersed in intensive language instruction in First-Year Arabic, Chinese, Russian, German, Korean, Portuguese or Second-Year Arabic, Chinese, Russian, German, Korean, and Portuguese from highly qualified teachers, participate in a daily fitness program, receive career counseling from federal agency representatives (possible agencies include the CIA, DEA, FBI, State Department, Homeland Security, the Peace Corps and US Armed Forces), and possibly receive high school credit for successful completion of the academy.

We are also pleased to announce the addition of FSLA Berlin 2015, a three-week (July 05-24) language immersion experience in the German capital. This program will feature intensive language instruction, cultural excursions, and home stay arrangements with German families. This is a Dual Enrollment program with both high school and university German credit. Accepted students must be admitted to UNG. Please see the FSLA website for further details.

Please forward this information to any high school teachers, counselors, or administrators in your contacts who may be interested in passing this information to their students and/or may be interested in an employment opportunity at the UNG Federal Service Language Academy.

For further information, see below for more complete details and visit our web site:

Attention High School Seniors: Scholarship Opportunities!!!!!

Scholarship Opportunities
South Cobb Homeschoolers is made aware of scholarship opportunities from time to time.  Please stay tuned for more information.  Consider subscribing to our website for the latest information.

Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association Awards Scholarships

The Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association awards scholarships annually in the amount of $1500, $1000, and $750 to high school seniors through an essay writing contest.

The link for complete information and details is:

The deadline for entries is March 10, 2015. I would appreciate if you could forward this email to the appropriate individuals at your high school; or if you can provide me with the contact information, I will be glad to notify them myself.

We look forward to your students’ participation in the contest.

Sixth Annual Scales of Justice Scholarship Sponsored by Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC

Eligibility: The competition is open to High School Seniors and Senior Level Home School Students who are residents of Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb and Clayton counties.

Competition Guidelines: Participating students are asked to write an original and creative essay of 1,000 words or less in response to the following question: “Given some of the recent events in the news, many people think the grand jury system needs to be changed. Does the grand jury system work? Why or Why not? What changes do you think need to be made, if any, and what effect would these changes have on our system of justice?” 

• Entries for the 2015 contest will be accepted starting March 1, 2015. The submission deadline is April 1, 2015. 
• Essays can be no more than 1,000 words. 
• Submissions must be the original work of the student.

 Essay Submission: All essays should be submitted online via our web site at 

Awards: A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the Top Finalist, with $500 scholarships given to the Second and Third Place recipients. Winners will be announced on April 15, 2015. 

Any questions about the contest should be directed to Michael Goldberg at 404-591-1800 or

Celebrating National School Choice Week!