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.
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.
Which forms do you need to fill out? Where can you get them? Here is a list of useful forms for homeschooling in Florida.
If you need legal information or have run into a legal situation regarding your decision to homeschool, these resources will be helpful.
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.
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.
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?
A listing of local and state government resources, including your state's Department of Education, school districts, and Senate and House of Representative information.
Notice of Termination of Home Education Program Sample
Sample printable form of notice of termination of home education program.
1003.43 General requirements for high school graduation.
Addresses the miniumum of 24 academic credits needed for graduation. States the distribution of those credits.
Notice of Intent to Establish and Maintain a Home Education Program
Sample Notice of Intent in pdf format. You do not have to use a form provided by the School District nor provide any information beyond what is required by law.
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 ...
Flagler County School Board
Contact information for the Flagler County School Board.
The official site of the Florida State Senate. You'll find links to the current session and committee activity. You can also contact your senator.
This is the official site for the Florida state legislature. Includes information on the Senate and House. You'll also find links to statutes, the state Constitution, and the laws of Florida. The Information Center offers documents describing how laws are made, the committee process, and much more.
Florida Parent-Educators Association (FPEA)
The Florida Parent Educators Association (FPEA) exists solely to serve homeschooling families in Florida. The FPEA executes that mission through support for the legal right to homeschool, local school board education and interaction, support group networking, a state convention, local conferences and events, informative communications, and most importantly, by giving individual encouragement, all in accordance with Judeo-Christian principles.
Florida Notice of Intent to Provide Home Education
Sample form to provide notice of intent.
Political Action Updates
Home Education Foundation monitors legislative action that affects homeschoolers in Florida. Check on the latest information and pending issues.
Lake County School Board
Lake County is divided into five districts with one school member residing in each district. All members serve a four-year term. Visit the Board Calendar for dates of meetings, agendas and minutes for the current school year. Also find contact information for each school board member.
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 ...
High School Transcript Form
A sample blank transcript form.
1006.15 Student standards for participation in interscholastic extracurricular student activities;
(1) This section may be cited as the "Craig Dickinson Act." (2) Interscholastic extracurricular student activities are an important complement to the academic curriculum. Participation in a comprehensive extracurricular and academic program contributes to student development of the social and intellectual skills necessary to become a well-rounded adult. As used in this section, the term "extracurricular" means any school-authorized or education-related activity occurring during or outside ...
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.
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