The District School Board of Pasco County
7227 Land O Lakes Blvd.
Land O Lakes, FL 34638
Attn: Home Education
(813) 794-2782 (phone)
(813) 794-2915 (fax)
Home Education Office email
Florida Homeschooling Resources
Home Education Evaluator Form
Home Education is a Parent Driven Program. By opening a Home Education Program the parent agrees to become responsible for the student's education. Even if the student is 18 years of age or older, or emancipated, a parent/guardian is necessary to open and maintain a Home Education Program.
To establish a home education program, you, the parent, 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 (that can be 30 days before, 30 days after or anytime in between).
You will be notified via US Mail and/or eMail, that a home education program has been opened, following the receipt of your letter of intent or electric intent.
Please note, the parent/guardian is responsible for maintaining a portfolio of materials and records for each child in the home education program, even if the child is taking virtual classes. 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 evaluation of each child's academic progress is required and must be submitted to the District School Board of Pasco County on or before the anniversary of the date on which you opened your home education program (not the date of your last evaluation), each year. Please see our FAQ's, question #3 for details on evaluations.
*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.
For your convenience, we have developed an electronic intent that can be filled out and filed online by the parent/guardian to establish a parent driven home education program.