Homeschooling in Florida: Start HereWelcome 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.
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 informationThere are no state mandated vaccination(s).
Florida Homeschool Law
Florida State Standards and Common Core
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
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.
Florida Homeschool Key Resources
How to Start Homeschooling in FL
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
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