The purpose of the Seminole County Home Education website is to provide information on the requirements to establish and maintain a Home Education program in Florida.
Notice--Summer Hours & Staffing
During summer 2018 (June 4 to July 27), the SCPS Educational Support Center is open Monday through Wednesday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm and Thursday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. Home Education forms may be submitted to the front desk during these hours; an after-hours drop box is also available outside the main entrance.
Due to summer staffing, from June 25 to July 18, in-person and telephone assistance from Home Education Office staff is available Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 3:30pm.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the state laws and policies regarding Home Education?
Click here to access section 1002.41, Florida Statutes. This section of law contains the requirements for establishing, maintaining, and ending a Home Education program.
Click here to access a Florida Department of Education web page regarding Home Education.
Click here to access an information sheet published by Seminole County Public Schools.
How do I enter my student in Home Education?
Florida law requires the filing of a notice of intent to establish a Home Education program. Seminole County Public Schools provides a form for parent convenience. Submit the completed notice to our office by U.S. mail, fax, scan and email, or in person.
If you provide an email address on your notice of intent, a confirmation letter will be sent to you electronically. We will also mail a confirmation letter if you provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
What are the annual educational evaluation requirements?
Florida law requires all Home Education programs to submit an annual education evaluation. There are multiple ways to meet the evaluation requirement. These options are explained within this information sheet published by Seminole County Public Schools. An annual evaluation form is also provided by SCPS for parent convenience.
How do I withdraw my student from Home Education?
Florida law requires the filing of a notice of termination of the Home Education program. Seminole County Public Schools provides a form for parent convenience. Submit the completed notice to our office by U.S. mail, fax, scan and email, or in person.
Optional State Assessments
The following attachments provide information on optional state assessments for Home Education programs. Please review the first file (Assessment Information) before deciding whether to participate. If your home education programs wishes to take state assessments, complete the form in the second file (Registration Form) and return to the Home Education Office by Friday, February 9, 2018.