Welcome to Hillsborough County
Home Education Information Web site!
education is defined by Florida
Statute (pdf) as "sequentially
progressive instruction of a student directed by his or her
parent in order to satisfy the attendance requirements of
SS.1002.41, 1003.01 (4), and 1003.21 (1)."
This site contains
information about the Home Education Program. The materials
provided will give you the necessary
information to initiate and maintain a Home Education Program
for your child(ren).
Florida Statute 1002.41 requires that
you notify the District Superintendent of Schools in writing
of your intent to initiate
a Home Education Program. In order to register you will
need to complete and mail in your Letter
of Intent (pdf).
of your Letter of Intent, this office will send you a letter
of notification that will provide you with documentation
that your Home Education Program is registered with the state,
as the law requires. If your child is presently
enrolled in public school, he/she should continue attending
until the school is notified by the Home Education Office.
parent/guardian is responsible for maintaining a portfolio
of materials and records for each registered child as well
as furnishing the Superintendent of Schools with an annual
educational evaluation of each child's academic progress.
Any cost related to the Home Education Program or the evaluation
is the responsibility of the parent or guardian.
The recommended annual evaluation form can be printed here: Evaluation Form. Additionally, when you choose to close your program, here is the recommended Termination Form.
Statutes and several links within this web site are in
Adobe PDF format and
require Adobe Acrobat Reader
available free from http://www.adobe.com/.