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Welcome to Hillsborough County Public Schools'
Home Education Information Web site!

imageHome 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).

Upon receipt 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.

The 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.

The Florida 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/.

Hillsborough County Public Schools, Florida USA
Home Education
1202 Palm Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33605 - (813) 273-7256
E-mail: Home.Education@sdhc.k12.fl.us