Homeschooling in Florida: Start Here

Welcome to the home page for homeschooling in Florida. If you are searching for information about FL homeschools or want to learn how to get started, you are in the right place.

It is not difficult to start homeschooling in Florida!

Florida Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in Florida

There are an estimated 102,186 home educated students in Florida

Florida requires families to report their decision to homeschool only one time. FL does not require that home educators take specific subjects or classes. Florida policy for homeschool assessment is as follows: Annual assessment or evaluation

Very few states have laws that prevent parents from homeschooling their children. Florida does not prohibit parents from homeschooling based on their legal or criminal history. Only two states, Pennsylvania and Arkansas, prohibit some parents based on their criminal history or by someone living in the home.

There is no required level of education for parents in Florida to educate their children at home.

Florida vaccine information

There are no state mandated vaccination(s).

Florida Homeschool Law

Florida State Standards and Common Core

Florida’s implementation of the Common Core has begun to sputter. The Florida Board of Education opted not to implement the Common Core’s reading samples, student writing sample, and recommended structure of math classes. Additionally, Governor Rick Scott withdrew Florida from PARCC, and Florida will design its own Common Core–aligned assessments.

Common Core Implications

Under the home education law in Florida, homeschoolers are required to undergo an annual evaluation consisting of either a portfolio review, a stardardized test administered by a certified Florida teacher, or an evaluation by a Florida-certified psychologist, or some other mutually agreed upon evaluation measurement. There is potential for the standardized achievement tests under this option to impact homeschoolers as more and more test publishers revise their tests to be aligned with the common core.

State Subject Requirements

Requirements depend on the legal option used for homeschooling.

Homeschool Statute:

None. However, students must be evaluated annually, and each student's evaluation must demonstrate educational progress “at a level commensurate with her or his ability.”

Umbrella School

: None.

Private Tutor:


Important FL legal information links

Florida Homeschool Key Resources

How to Start Homeschooling in FL

It is not as hard as you might think to start homeschooling in Florida! Click here to get started.

Local Homeschool Associations, Organizations, and Groups

Our local organizations/homeschool groups database is under construction.

Local Common Core Action Groups

Find Homeschool Curriculum

We make it incredibly easy to find the right homeschool curriculum for your family. View our list of homeschool curriculum to get started.

Florida Homeschool Conventions and Seminars

Help Homeschooling in FL

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Sources: State-by-state education laws, state-by-state education bylaws, Dept. Education, local homeschool groups, and the Homeschool Legal Defense Association.
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