Hybrid Education in Greater Atlanta (HEGA) is an accredited non-traditional, secular school, located in Tucker, Ga. We are dedicated to the individual potential of each student, providing them with academically challenging courses in a vibrant and safe environment. HEGA is inclusive and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, or sexual orientation.
The mission of Hybrid Education in Greater Atlanta (HEGA) is to provide high-quality academic classes for middle and high school students which will instill in them a passion for knowledge while preparing them for college and beyond
At HEGA, we believe that every student has the potential to succeed academically. While we recognize that not everybody wants to attend college after high school, we pattern our HEGA program after the higher-ed model. Whether a student chooses to attend college or opts to head out into the world upon graduating from HEGA, they need the right skill-set to succeed. Critical thinking skills, time management, taking responsibility for one's required tasks, asking the important questions, sharing opinions in a productive manner, furthering the conversation, working toward consensus and coming up with workable solutions, are parallel goals to the academic goals we have for all of our HEGA students.
We are located in the City of Tucker.
Each HEGA class meets once a week. The Schedule indicates the days and times classes meet. Classes range from 1 - 1 1/2 hours in length.
The HEGA Calendar includes 180 days of learning as required for non-traditional students and homeschoolers in Georgia. This includes Home Study Days, which are designed for parents to plan educational activities; HEGA Class Days, which are the days we meet in Tucker; and Independent Study Days, which are days for the students to work on HEGA assignments at home. HEGA classes begin on the Tuesday following Labor Day each year and finish in the middle of May
Absolutely! While most of our students take all of their classes at HEGA, students can enroll in one or two classes to supplement their other outside courses. Students must meet the prerequisites for each academic class.
For the 2021/2022 school year, HEGA is moving to a blended schedule. The majority of our classes (academic and elective) will meet in person for two weeks, then meet online for one week, then back to in-person two/three weeks throughout the year. For further information please consult our Academic Calendar.
HEGA is fully accredited with quality through the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC). The majority of students who attend our HEGA program desire an accredited diploma, which means that we have ensured that they have met the Georgia Dept. of Education's standards and requirements for an accredited diploma and students are entered into the Georgia Student Finance Commission's database for HOPE scholarship eligibility. Some HEGA families prefer to follow their own paths and provide their own non-accredited diploma for their student. Regardless of the choice, all HEGA seniors are welcome to participate in our High School Commencement Ceremony at the end of the school year.
This year has been like no other for EVERY educator and for EVERY student across this country. It presented all of us with challenges that we could have never imagined happening. Like so many instructors, we moved what we do in the physical classroom to the online platform Zoom, and we are proud of our successes. The experience was a reminder that to be an effective and engaging instructor is to continuously evolve to meet the needs of the classroom and of the individual student...even in the face of a Worldwide Pandemic! It also served as a reminder that teaching is an art, not a science. Learning can happen anywhere, any place with quality instructors who are dedicated to maintaining the fluidity of the classroom experience.
We are committed to the safety and well-being of our HEGA families and our HEGA instructors. Please review our full Covid-19 Policies for 2021/2022