Legal/Homeschool Laws
Laws that regulate home education vary from state to state. It is important to understand the legal requirements in your state and to be aware of legislative and other legal issues that affect homeschoolers in your community. We've compiled resources that will help you become informed. Although homeschooling is legal in all 50 states, and the vast majority of homeschoolers face no problems, you may find that you need legal assistance at some point in your homeschooling career. We've compiled a list of resources to help you find the support you need. And if you'd like to become more involved in working towards homeschooling freedoms, we discuss some of the issues facing homeschoolers that we hope you find compelling.
State Laws
Read the laws regulating home education in Florida and browse through the case law and legal opinions relating to those laws, along with government publications relating to homeschooling and summaries of the laws.
Forms
Which forms do you need to fill out? Where can you get them? Here is a list of useful forms for homeschooling in Florida.
Legal Support
If you need legal information or have run into a legal situation regarding your decision to homeschool, these resources will be helpful.
Lobbying Groups
A listing of local and national lobbying groups and information on how you can become involved in the political process to ensure the freedom to homeschool is protected.
Attorneys
When searching for an attorney, it is helpful to know whether he or she has experience working with homeschoolers and is interested in protecting the right to homeschool.
Legal Issues
Is homeschooling legal? Which laws pertain to homeschoolers and which don't? How do homeschoolers protect their rights to freely educate their children and to preserve their privacy?
Government Resources
A listing of local and state government resources, including your state's Department of Education, school districts, and Senate and House of Representative information.
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1007.27 Articulated acceleration mechanisms.
(4) It is the intent of the Legislature to provide articulated acceleration mechanisms for students who are in home education programs, as defined in s. 1002.01, consistent with the educational opportunities available to public and private secondary school students. Home education students may participate in dual enrollment, career dual enrollment, early admission, and credit by examination. Credit earned by home education students through dual enrollment shall apply toward the completion of a ...
Sample Notice of Intent to Establish and Maintain a Home Education Program
A sample of a letter sent to the county school board stating intent to home-educate one's child(ren).
Florida Home School Laws from HSLDA
The Home School Legal Defense Association provides a brief summary of the homeschooling laws in Florida. Includes a link to a legal analysis of laws relating to homeschooling in Florida.
Political Action Updates
Home Education Foundation monitors legislative action that affects homeschoolers in Florida. Check on the latest information and pending issues.
2012 Florida Statutes -- 1002.41 Home education programs
1002.41 Home education programs.— (1) A “home education program” is defined in s. 1002.01. The parent is not required to hold a valid regular Florida teaching certificate. (a) The parent shall notify the district school superintendent of the county in which the parent resides of her or his intent to establish and maintain a home education program. The notice shall be in writing, signed by the parent, and shall include the names, addresses, and birthdates of ...
Orange County School Board
There are eight members that make up the Orange County School Board. Seven are elected from the single district which they represent, where each must reside in that district; and one is elected county wide and serves as the chairman of the school board.
District Contact Information (Home Schools)
This is a complete listing by school district of district contacts for home schools. Includes names, phone numbers, fax numbers, and email addresses.
Home Education Annual Evaluation Form
A sample of an evaluation letter written by a certified teacher upon completion of an annual evaluation.
Gadsden County Schools
Website for Gadsden County Schools.
Florida Home Education Law
The Florida Home Education Law list exists to network all homeschoolers interested in legislative issues in Florida regardless of any group affiliation. Those homeschooling via a private school or the home education statutes are welcome to discuss issues here.
1003.21 School attendance.
(1)(a)1. All children who have attained the age of 6 years or who will have attained the age of 6 years by February 1 of any school year or who are older than 6 years of age but who have not attained the age of 16 years, except as otherwise provided, are required to attend school regularly during the entire school term. (c) A student who attains the age of 16 years during the school year is not subject to compulsory school attendance beyond the date upon which he or she attains that age if ...
Florida Letter of Withdrawal
Sample form for withdrawal from public school in the state of Florida.
Affidavit for High School Completion
Sample affidavit for high school completion form.
High School Credit Tracking Worksheet
This sheet is for tracking the 24 credits required of Florida public school student. Adjust it to fit your graduation needs.
Florida Department of Education
The website for the Florida Department of Education.
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