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Portfolio and Curriculum Options

Section 1002.41, F.S. defines a portfolio as "A log of educational activities which is made contemporaneously with the instruction and which designates by title any reading materials used and samples of any writings, worksheets, workbooks, or reactive materials used or developed by the student." (As you teach, you should date and record the activities that occur and materials that are used.)

The law further requires the parent or guardian to preserve the portfolio for two years and to make the portfolio available for inspection upon 15 days' written notice by the superintendent, or the superintendent's designee. Nothing in the Legislation requires the superintendent to inspect all portfolios.

School districts do not supply books, curricula or materials to home education parents. Some home school parents utilize the following resources:

Florida Parent‐Educators Association (FPEA)
255 East Drive
Suite E
Melbourne, FL 32904
Toll‐free telephone: 1‐877‐275‐3732
Web site:

Florida Textbook Depository (Jacksonville)
(904) 781‐7191
Web site:
Toll‐free telephone: 1‐800‐447‐7957

Suzanne Nunn
District 5, Director (FPEA)

Hillsborough Virtual School (HVS) is a franchise of Florida Virtual School (FLVS) and provides free on‐line courses to home education students for grades K‐12. By utilizing the service provided by HVS, you and your child will have the best of both worlds.

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