Eastside Academic Studies



Are you a school?

We are not a school in the traditional sense. While we do have an organizational structure for administrative purposes (scheduling, room assignments), the individual teachers set their own requirements, curriculum, and costs. However, registration is done through this website. Essentially, we are a group of teachers who wish to provide classes to the homeschooling community, but each teacher has control over his or her classes. While we use the classrooms at Lilburn Alliance Church, questions about Eastside's classes should not be directed to the church office. Contact any teacher or Michelle Shaw, the Director.

Where are you located?

Lilburn Alliance Church 5915 Lawrenceville Highway Tucker, GA 30084 LAC is on Lawrenceville Highway, one mile east of Jimmy Carter Blvd.; 1/2 mile west of Harmony Grove Road. It is very convenient to Lilburn, Tucker, Chamblee, Doraville, Norhtlake, Norcorss, and Stone Mountain. Exit at Jimmy Carter Blvd., exit #99 Go east on Jimmy Carter for 3.8 miles (from the south, turn right on Jimmy Carter Blvd.; from the north, turn left on Jimmy Carter, crossing over the bridge) Turn left on US29/Lawrenceville Hwy. for 1 mile Lilburn Alliance will be on the left.  Click here for Google Map.

How do I sign up?

  1. Create an account.  The webserver will verify that you are using a valid email address.

  2. Click on "My Account", then "Students", then "Add Student", and add your student(s) to the system.

  3. Browse the available courses, and for each course that you wish to enroll in, click the Enroll button to add a registration for this course to your shopping cart.

  4. As you check out, the system will ask you which of your students is enrolling in each course.

  5. You will be directed to a PayPal page to pay the registration fee.  You do not need to have a PayPal account.  PayPal will process a debit card, a credit card, or a PayPal payment.

Are Eastside classes accredited?

Many accredited programs make use of our classes. Ivy Manor Preparatory Academy (IMPA), St. Nicholas Academy, Northeast Independent Preparatory Academy (NIPA), Paragon Academy, Parkview Christian Academy and TNT Academy have used courses from our instructors for accredited diplomas for homeschool families. While our program is not formally affiliated with any particular accreditation program, our families have used many of our classes with these accrediting agencies. Homeschoolers seeking accredited diplomas from these or other organizations, as well as those not seeking accreditation, are all welcome in our classes.

How do I know what is best for my family - accreditation or non-accreditation?

Our teachers as a body do not endorse an accredited plan over a non-accredited one. In making this choice, each family should consult a sampling of colleges that a student might be applying to in order to determine expectations for high school transcripts and testing needs. Families interested in seeking an accredited diploma may use one of many third party accreditation agencies to get their entire high school course of study approved for an accredited diploma.

Is my registration fee refundable?

No. Our teachers make decisions on the number of students who sign up for the class, purchase materials and make preparations. That fee will not be refunded.

Can I transfer my registration fee to another class if my student switches classes?

If you need to switch an enrollment to a different class, contact us and let us know.

I have to pay a separate registration fee for every class?

Yes. Every class is run separately. A person has the option of signing up for one class or multiple classes.

How do I know what perspective a teacher will take on certain issues my family feels strongly about?

Please ask teachers up front about issues that may come up in classwork that might concern you. We screen our teachers as to adherence to the Christian faith and their history in teaching in their field, but we know that our teachers come from a variety of Christian perspectives and worship at many different churches. They are best able themselves to answer questions you may have regarding material and views covered in their classes. You may also choose to observe classes during the school year to get a feel for a teacher's teaching method and materials--notify the teacher ahead to be sure there is not a conflict with your visit.

Can I preview a class to see if it will be right for my child?

Most likely. Most of our teachers are happy for parents to come in and preview a class. You do need to get the teacher's permission first, OR visit on one of our Open House dates (see calendar).

What if my student has 90 minutes between classes?

We have several study halls set up with either teachers or paid Parent Monitors who supervise students on the premises who are not in an academic class. Click on the Register for Class link for the current school year to get a copy of the Study Hall Registration Form.

How much parental supervision is needed for student homework?

Elementary classes require the greatest amount of adult supervision. For middle school classes, we recommend that parents look over all homework being turned in before the student brings it to class. For high school classes, the work should be done independently without parental help as much as possible.

How much homework is required?

This varies between teachers. Typically, there will be homework and activities for the 4 days of the week the student is working at home.

What is the likelihood that a class will cancel?

If the class description notes that there must be a minimum number of students registered for the class to be taught, please contact the teacher prior to registering.

How do I know if a class is full?

If a class is full, the "Register for class" button will not appear.

How do I get in touch with the teacher to get more details about the class being offered?

See our Instructors page.  Most teachers will have a contact form on this site that you can use to reach them.  All class-related questions should be directed to the teachers.

Where can I get descriptions of the classes being offered?

See the Courses page for the current school year. There you will find the classes, the teachers teaching them, what grade levels they're offered for, a description, and costs.

How do I find out what day and time a class is being offered?

See the Weekly Schedule for the current school year. We offer classes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Additionally, contact the teacher directly to see if the class has other scheduling possibilities or if the class is filling up.



Saturday, January 16, 8:00 - 10:00 pm

Zoom Meeting – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7505688441, Meeting ID: 750 568 8441

The Eastside Student Council will be hosting monthly game nights. We're going to be playing various party games such as Pictionary... (more)

Monday, February 1, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Eastside will be hosting a Virtual Poetry Out Loud Competition.  P
articipants will memorize and recite two (2) eligible poems before a judge panel. The winner with participate in a state-wide competition... (more)

Zoom Meeting – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7505688441, Meeting ID: 750 568 8441

All Eastside seniors who are interested in participating in the Eastside Graduation this year should attend with their parent(s).  We will decide on a speaker, the... (more)

Thursday, January 21, 2019, 7:00pm

Zoom Meeting – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7505688441, Meeting ID: 750 568 8441

Learn about the pros and cons of dual enrollment and the process for enrolling.

Workshop leaders: Students who have taken dual enrollment... (more)

Friday, January 22, 2021 10:30 am

Zoom Meeting - https://us04web.zoom.us/j/ 8659717764, Meeting ID: 865 971 7764
How are we all doing? Need some space to visit with some other moms? Michelle Shaw, Margaret Shuman, and others would be... (more)

January In-Person Random Act of Coolness - FODAC (4900 Lewis Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30083)

Friday, January 22, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

We will help Friends of Disabled Adults and Children sort donations for their medical supply warehouse and thrift store.

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Monday, January 25 - 4:00-5:00 - Random Acts of Coolness

We will plan and prepare acts of coolness we can do in our own neighborhoods.

Zoom Meeting – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7505688441, Meeting ID: 750 568 8441

Contact Mrs. Hoyt with questions -
marychoyt... (more)

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Zoom Meeting - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8659717764, Meeting ID: 865 971 7764

We’ve invited classroom teachers and veteran homeschoolers to share their ideas and experiences in an informal panel discussion. Join... (more)

Friday, January 29, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Zoom Meeting – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7505688441, Meeting ID: 750 568 8441

This Week’s Topic: Progressive Christianity and Conservative Christianity

Crucial Conversations Concerning Current Events (CCCCE) are designed... (more)

Saturday, February 6, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Zoom Meeting – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7505688441, Meeting ID: 750 568 8441

Students, do you want to make tasty treats and enjoy them with your friends? Join the Cooking Club! This will be our first meeting... (more)


If you want information on any upcoming Eastside events, follow the Eastside Instagram account @eastside_academic_studies

Contact Tabitha Darnell at swimgirltcd@gmail.com if you have any questions.


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Visit our Facebook group, Eastside Academic Studies, and join the conversation at www.facebook.com/groups/eastsideacademicstudies/

Are you a new student at Eastside? Are you looking to find helpful tips and make connections? Learn the lay of the land?  Have you been at Eastside a year or more? Would you be willing to assist someone on learning how Eastside works?  Be... (more)

Parents and Students,

We are looking forward to the beginning of this school year next week.  Below is information about the procedures at Eastside for the next several months.  Please be patient as we try to work things out to make... (more)

Piedmont Urgent Care - https://www.wellstreet.com/covid-19-testing-piedmont/  (Health Insurance)

Peachtreemed.com – https://www.peachtreemed.com/   (Health Insurance)

CVS Pharmacy - https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing... (more)

Start Date for Classes – Monday, August 17
Virtual Classes – October 12, 13 and 15 (to prepare students for online learning).
End Date – Monday, November 23

Final exams or additional classes may be offered virtually after Thanksgiving. 

COVID-19 Precautions

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The following Eastside students participated in the ceremony: Erin Copeland, Andrew Kirk, Ruben Munoz, Malaika Taylor, Faith Thomas, Weatherby Waldrop-Kelly and Phoebe Wexel. 

You can view the ceremony through the attached video.

You are invited to participate in a brief Eastside Parent/Student Questionnaire to give us feedback on our Eastside classes.  Please complete a separate one for each class.  It should only take a few minutes to complete. Just follow the link below.

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Here is a short video of the 2019 Talent Show.  We are working on a longer one.  It should be out soon.

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