ATLANTA (AP) -- Home school students would be eligible for HOPE scholarships, under a bill that passed easily in the state Senate.
Students taught at home would have to score in the 85th percentile on the SAT or ACT test to be eligible for the popular Georgia scholarship. Currently, home-schooled students can qualify retroactively for HOPE if they earn a B average in their first year in college.
The bill's sponsor, Senator Tommie Williams, said the students deserve the scholarship the same way traditional students do. The bill passed 43 to 2.
The House has already approved the measure. It now awaits Governor Sonny Perdue's signature.