Eastside Academic Studies


Welcome to Eastside Academic Studies

Who we are

We are a group of teachers offering quality, affordable classes to homeschoolers in the metro Atlanta area.

What we offer

Weekly classes for students of all ages, including a broad offering of high school level courses. 

Where we meet

Eastside homeschool classes meet at Lilburn Alliance Church, 5915 Lawrenceville Hwy, Tucker, GA, 30084 in Gwinnett County. Lilburn Alliance Church is on Lawrenceville Highway, one mile north of Jimmy Carter Blvd. Classrooms are provided by the church as a service to the community.

How to enroll

Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year will be done online, at this website. 


For information on specific classes, contact the instructors.  Many of the instructors will have a contact form on this site.

For any general questions about Eastside or homeschooling, please see our FAQ, or call or contact the director, Michelle Shaw by going to the Contact page.

Please do not call the church or the church staff - they are only providing the place for us to meet.

What sets Eastside apart?

  • A la carte classes to facilitate and supplement a family's homeschooling goals
  • A program that's been around for years, building a safe and healthy social environment for students
  • Many teachers that are state certified, degreed, and classroom-experienced in their subject areas
  • Courses with standards accepted by numerous accrediting programs/GA Accrediting Commission
  • Classes that are 90 to 180 minutes long
  • 15-minute breaks so that students can have personal, follow up time with caring teachers, rather than rushing to another class
  • Openness to students of different faiths, though all teachers are Christian
  • Hands-on, lab-based science classes
  • Supervised study halls, breaks, and lunch periods
  • Various and reasonable prices
  • Support for parents through panel discussions and Facebook page




Thursday, January 16, 2020, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Lilburn Alliance Church Steinman Hall

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

Workshop leaders: Students who have taken dual enrollment classes and their parents

RSVP: Michelle...

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 2:30 – 4:00 pm

Steinman Hall

Chai & Chill: A Welcome to Writing Club

Tea will be provided, please bring a snack to share.

We will:

     make name tags

     hand out notebooks - notebooks are for homework and in-club writing. Please bring your...

Friday, January 17, 2020, 10:30

Paramount Coffee Shop - 2245 Idlewood Rd, Tucker, GA 30084

Winter school blues? Personal life pushed in the corner? Looking forward to empty nesting? Glad you are homeschooling this year? Need new ideas for motivating your...

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Lilburn Alliance Church Steinman Hall

Improv 1: Objectives and Tactics

After warm ups, we will create scenarios from participant input and risk some responses to them. Nothing embarrassing—just a time to bring...

January 30, 2020

Come dressed as your favorite celebrity.

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 4:15 pm – 7:00 pm

Lilburn Alliance Church Steinman Hall

Come out and play various group games, e.g. Jeopardy, twister and board games.

Please bring snacks to share.

February 10, 11, 13 and April 20,21, 23

Parents and students are invited to visit classes. 

See directions for visiting our teachers and their classes at the link below.


Tuesday, February 11, 7:00-8:30 pm

Lilburn Alliance Church Fellowship Hall

Topics: Planning for elementary/middle school, working with students who need extra attention, curriculum choices, planning for college, dual-credit enrollment, Advanced Placement...

Our Student Council invites you to submit stories and comics you have created for publication in our student-run Newsletter. You can deposit your stories into our submission boxes (stationed in study hall on Tues and Fellowship Hall on Thursday) or you...

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

Most of the classes are enrolling new students in the spring.  RPlease pass this on to your homeschool friends. (Current students in two-semester classes do not need to re-enroll for spring classes).

Questions? Contact the teachers of the various classes.

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

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