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Home Education


Annual Evaluation
By law, all parents who are enrolled in home education must submit an annual evaluation for each child, even if they plan to re‐enroll their child in a public or private school for the following school year.
Considering Home Education
Home education is defined by Florida Statute 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)."
Florida Department of Education
A link to FLDOE Home Education information
Florida Parents Educators Association
A link to Florida Parents Educators Association web site
Florida Virtual School
A link to the Florida Virtual School web site
Guide to Home Education
Guide that explains what are the responsibilities of parents who wish to establish a home education program.
Hillsborough Virtual
A link to the Hillsborough Virtual web site
Portfolio and Curriculum Options
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.)
Terminating your Home Education Program
To close your home education program you must submit a Letter of Termination to the home education office. The Letter of Termination must include the child’s legal name, the date of termination and your signature. Termination letters may be mailed to Hillsborough County Public Schools; Home Education Office; 2704 N. Highland Ave., Tampa, FL 33602.
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