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Dexter Mosely Act Information for Home Study Families

Bulloch County Schools adheres to all requirements of the Dexter Mosely Act (§ 20-2-319.6).  Parents of home study students who wish to have their children participate in interscholastic or extracurricular activities at their resident public school should visit the school district's information about the Dexter Mosely Act  for more details and instructions.  It is the responsibility of the parent to reach out to the school to determine the key dates (tryouts, conditioning, etc)  associated with the activity in which they wish to participate, as timelines for advance registration and course participation do apply.

General Information

1Home study students who wish to participate in an extracurricular or interscholastic activity at their resident school may do so, provided the student meets the requirements of the Dexter Mosely Act, Bulloch County Schools, Georgia High School Association, the Georgia Department of Education, and any agencies authorized to set policies and procedures for the interscholastic or extracurricular activity in which the student is participating.  The law requires that participating home study students be enrolled in a “qualified course” during each semester of participation and abide by all policies and procedures set forth in the Bulloch County Student Handbook, including the Code of Conduct.  

Important Note

Official Code of Georgia (O.C.G.A. § 20-2-319.6) requires that parents provide 30 days notice to the resident school prior to the semester in which the student intends to participate.  In addition, Bulloch County Schools requires that all students be registered as students and meet all registration requirements (proof of residency, submission of transcripts, etc) at least 30 days prior to participation in any practices, conditioning (mandatory or required), or tryouts associated with the extracurricular or interscholastic activity.  Dates for practices, conditioning, and tryouts vary by school.  It is the parent’s responsibility to reach out to the school regarding these dates so that all required notifications are submitted in time for participation.

1Students enrolled in Georgia Cyber Academy, Georgia Connections Academy, or any other statewide virtual charter school are not covered by this law and are, therefore, not eligible to participate in extracurricular or interscholastic activities in Bulloch County Schools.

Extracurriculars & Interscholastics: Mandatory Courses

High Schools

The following high school extracurricular / interscholastic activities require participation in a particular course in order for a student to be eligible for participation:

Note: Students may elect to participate in required courses during both semesters when the “season” is only during a single semester.

Extracurricular or
Interscholastic Activity

 

Participating Schools

Required Course

Required Semesters
to be Course Enrolled

 

Band, Marching All High Schools Band Fall Semester
Chorus All High Schools Chorus Fall and Spring Semesters 
Theater

Southeast Bulloch High
Statesboro High

Theater Fall and Spring Semesters
One Act Play Southeast Bulloch High
Statesboro High
Theater Fall Semester
Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America All High Schools *Course in Family and Consumer Science, Culinary Arts or Education-Related Pathway Fall and Spring  Semesters
National FFA Organization All High Schools *Course in Agricultural Pathway Fall and Spring Semester
Future Buesiness Leaders of America

Portal High
Southeast Bulloch High

*Course in Business, Audio Visual Technology and Film, or Web and Digital Design Pathway Fall and Spring Semesters
SkillsUSA Southeast Bulloch High
Statesboro High
*Course in Automotive, Construction, or Audio Technology and Film Pathway Fall and Spring Semesters
Future Health Professionals (Health Occupations Student Association) Southeast Bulloch High
Statesboro High
*Course in Healthcare Science or Sports Medicine Pathway Fall and Spring Semesters
Technology Student Association Statesboro High Healthcare Science or Sports Medicine Pathway Fall and Spring Semesters
Distributive Education Clubs of America Statesboro High *Course in a Logistics Pathway Fall and Sprin Semesters
Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp Raiders Southeast Bulloch High
Statesboro High
Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp Course Fall Semester
Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp Drill Team Southeast Bulloch High
Statesboro High
Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp Course Spring Semester

*Note:  If a student takes all courses in the subject area related to the extracurricular activity, the student may choose to take an additional course outside of that subject area with continued participation in that activity.

Middle Schools

The following high school extracurricular and interscholastic activities require participation in a particular course in order for a student to be eligible for participation:

Extracurricular or
Interscholastic Activity

Participating Schools

Required Course Semesters
The National FFA Organization

Southeast Bulloch Middle School

William James Middle School

Agriculture Connections Class

Fall and Spring Semesters

Students will only be enrolled in Agriculture for one semester, but must be enrolled in an additional eligible course. See All Other Extracurricular or Interscholastic Activities section below for options for the additional course.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Southeast Bulloch Middle School Family and Consumer Science Connections Class

Fall and Spring Semesters

Students will only be enrolled in Agriculture for one semester, but must be enrolled in an additional eligible course. See All Other Extracurricular or Interscholastic Activities section below for options for the additional course.

Extracurricular or Interscholastic Activities with Recommended Courses

The following extracurricular and interscholastic activities do not require participation in a particular course; however, participation in the following courses is highly recommended.

High Schools

Extracurricular or
Interscholastic Activity

Recommended Course Semesters
Football Weightlifting

First Semester

Note: Students are encouraged to participate in weightlifting during both first and second semesters.

Middle Schools

At this time, there are no recommended courses for students participating in extracurricular or interscholastic activities, other than those required

All Other Extracurricular or Interscholastic Activities

Extracurricular or interscholastic activities not listed above do not require participation in a particular course and there is no related course that is specifically recommended.  However, we do recommend that students consider enrollment in one of the courses offered through Georgia Virtual School or Edgenuity Instruction Services, as these programs will offer scheduling flexibility and remote participation for home study students.  For those extracurricular or interscholastic activities that take place during a single semester, these options will also allow students to earn full or half-credits within that single semester where participation in a course only during the semester of participation in the activity is desired.

  • Any course offered through Georgia Virtual School for which the student meets all prerequisite and other requirements.
  • Any of the Edgenuity Subscription Based Electives listed on page 6-7 of this document.

Note: Only courses under the Middle School Electives section apply to students in grades six, seven and eight. 

  • 2High School Only:  Eligible dual enrollment courses offered at a post-secondary institution.
Applying for Participation

Official Code of Georgia § 20-2-319.6 requires that parents provide 30 days notice to the resident school prior to the semester in which the student intends to participate.  In addition, Bulloch County Schools requires that all students be registered as students and meet all registration requirements (proof of residency, submission of transcripts, etc) at least 30 days prior to participation in any practices, conditioning (mandatory or required), or tryouts associated with the extracurricular or interscholastic activity.  Dates for practices, conditioning, and tryouts vary by school.  It is the parent’s responsibility to reach out to the school regarding these dates so that all required notifications are submitted in time for participation.

  • Step One: Gather the following information that will be needed in order to apply for participation in an interscholastic or extracurricular activity offered by Bulloch County Schools:
    • All required registration documents.
    • Your Georgia Home Study Declarations of Intent that prove that your student has been a home study student for at least 12 months.  If you are unable to find your copies, contact the Georgia Department of Education for assistance.  Contact information is found on their Home Study page.
    • Your student’s home study transcript, which is needed to establish local eligibility for some extracurricular and interscholastic activities, confirm pre-requisite course completion for enrollment and eligible courses, and must be provided to Georgia High School Association for review and determination of eligibility for any interscholastic activities governed by that agency. 
  • Step Two: Submit an application to enroll as a part-time student in Bulloch County Schools for the school zone in which your child primarily resides.  You will have the opportunity to scan and attach the required registration documents during this step.  If you are unable to do so, you may drop them off at the school.
  • Step Three: Complete the Request for Home School Extracurricular or Interscholastic Activity Participation form.  You will have the opportunity to attach your Georgia Home Study Declarations of Intent and your home study transcript.  If you are unable to do so, you may drop them off at the school.

2Student must meet all deadlines and participation requirements of both Bulloch County Schools and the post-secondary institution.