Considering Home Education
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)." The law
requires that the parent meet one of the following conditions:
parent must hold a valid regular Florida certificate
in the subjects or grades to be taught and complies with
other requirements prescribed by law, or
- The parent does not hold a valid regular certificate to
teach but complies with the following requirements:
- Notifies the superintendent of schools of
the county in which the parent resides of his or her
intent to establish
a home education program. (see Letter
of Intent (pdf))
- Maintains a portfolio of records and materials.
- Provides an annual educational evaluation.
More detailed information can be obtained by visiting the
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers page on this site
and from the Florida
Department of Education web site.