Florida Homeschool Legal Requirements

Florida Homeschooling Legal Requirements

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Below is a quick reference guide on the homeschooling requirements for the state of Florida. For more information on the legal requirements visit the HSLDA Florida page. This site is not a source of legal counsel or advice.

Florida residents have three different homeschooling options per the HSLDA:

Option 1: Homeschooling under the homeschool statute:

  1. File a notice of intent to homeschool
  2. Maintain a portfolio
  3. Evaluate your student annually
  4. File a notice of termination

Option 2: Homeschooling under a private school “umbrella” program:
You can enroll your child in a private school that is registered with the Florida Department of Education and that will oversee your homeschool program. Such schools are often known as “umbrella” or “cover” schools because your homeschool program is supervised by them rather than overseen by local school officials.

Option 3: Homeschooling with a private tutor:

  1. Select a private tutor to teach your child.
  2. Keep records.
  3. Provide the required days of instruction.

Visit the HSLDA Florida page for more information on homeschooling in Florida.

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