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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.

Recent Updates

Please review this Home Education Bulletin dated November 8, 2016, which is also being sent via U.S. mail to all active Home Education programs in Seminole County. SCPS has updated its Home Education information sheet for new programs.

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, January 27, 2017.

2017 State Assessment Information for Home Education Programs (PDF file)

2017 State Assessment Registration Form for Home Education Programs (Word file) 

Links

Florida Bright Futures Program

Florida Department of Education

Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) Portal

Seminole County Virtual School

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