Dexter Mosley Act
Under the Dexter Mosley Act (Senate Bill 42), home study students in grades 6 through 12 are eligible to participate in extracurricular and interscholastic activities in the Washington County School District (WCSD). In order to participate, home study students shall complete at least one qualifying course during any semester the student participates in an extracurricular or interscholastic activity. A “qualifying course” means an on-site course, an online course facilitated by WCSD or a dual enrollment course. Participation is only available at the public school in which a home study student would be enrolled based on his or her residence.
To enroll a home study student in at least one WCSD course in order to participate in extracurricular and interscholastic activities, please click the enrollment info button below. Once you have completed the online registration, a school-level representative will contact you with additional information.
Please note: Families interested in enrolling under the Dexter Mosley Act must complete the same online enrollment application as full-time WCSD students. When completing the Student Demographics Section of the application, please check the box labeled "Is this student enrolling under the Dexter Mosley Act (For Homeschool Students)?"
A student who withdraws from a public school to participate in a home study program shall be ineligible for participation in any extracurricular activity for 12 months from the date of the home study Declaration of Intent submission to GaDOE.
Deadlines to Apply:
Fall Semester - Deadline: 30 calendar days prior to the first day of school.
Spring Semester - Deadline: 30 calendar days prior to the first day of the semester.
Families interested in enrolling under the Dexter Mosely Act should email email@example.com.
Extracurricular participation forms (provided below) will need to be submitted 2 weeks prior to the try-out date of that extracurricular activity. Please contact the Athletic Director (contact information located below) of the school to obtain information regarding these dates.
Items Needed for Enrollment:
Certified Birth Certificate
Shot Record on Department of Human Resources Form 3231
Certificate of Ear, Eye and Dental Examinations - Department of Human Resources Form 3300
Proof of Residency
A copy of the student's social security card or signed affidavit waiver
A copy of the student’s most recent annual progress assessment report
Written statement by the home study program instructor that verifies the student
is currently receiving a passing grade in each home study course, is maintaining satisfactory progress toward advancement and meets the requirements for participation in the specified activity.
Items Needed for Extracurricular Participation:
Please note, the above items will need to be submitted two weeks prior to the try-out date of the extracurricular activity to the school's Athletic Director (contact information is below). Please contact the Athletic Director at the school to determine when the try-out date is.
Washington County High School: Carla Poole
T.J. Elder Middle School: Tamiko Watts
Students will be eligible to participate in try-outs, practices, games, and performances when all documentation has been submitted. The Athletic Director will notify the Coach/Sponsor and student when they are eligible to participate.