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To establish a home education program, you must notify the superintendent of schools of the county in which the parent resides of your intent. The notice must be in writing, signed by the parent, and include the names, addresses, and birth dates of all children who will be in the home education program. This notice must be received by the superintendent within 30 days from the start of your home education program. For your convenience, we have developed a Home Education Information Packet which includes a form that you may choose to use in order to notify the superintendent of your intent (click on “intent” to file letter of intent electronically) to establish a home education program. You will be notified that a home education program has been opened following the receipt of your letter of intent or information form. At the time you initiate a home education program, please withdraw your child from school.
Please note that the parent/guardian is responsible for maintaining a portfolio of materials and records for each child in the home education program. The portfolio is to be preserved by the parent for two years and must be available for review by the school district.
Additionally, an annual educational evaluation of each child’s academic progress is required and must be submitted to the school district within one year of the beginning of your home education program. The evaluation must be received by the District office by the anniversary date of the letter of intent, not from the date of the last evaluation.
*Note: There is no guarantee that your child will receive credit for the home education program if he or she is re-enrolled in a public school. Standards are extremely difficult to meet for grades 9-12.
Florida Statutes require that you notify the school district in writing if you move to a new location in Pasco County or if you close your home education program.