Home Education Forms
How do Home Educators register their programs?
Step 1 - To register your home education program through Leon County Schools, you (the parent/guardian) must send a written Letter of Intent notifying the Superintendent of Schools of Leon County that you intend to establish and maintain a home education program for your child(ren).
Your Letter of Intent must list the names and birthdates of the children you intend to home school and must provide your mailing address. The letter must be signed by the parent/guardian.
Step 2 - Withdraw your child from his/her current school.
Do Home Edu students receive a diploma?
There is no diploma issued by the public school system in Florida for the completion of a home education program.
A signed affidavit of completion (notarized letter) submitted by the student’s parent attesting that the student has completed a home education program, pursuant to the requirements of FL St.1002.41 is the legal document of completion.
As stated in s.1007 263(2)(a) it is equivalent to a high school diploma and is regularly accepted by state colleges and universities as proof of high school completion. This statement can be included on a student’s academic transcript or parent-issued diploma. While not required, some students elect to culminate their home education program by taking the General Educational Development (GED) test. A student is issued a diploma from the Department of Education upon passage of the test. The toll free number for information pertaining to the GED is 1-800-237-5113
How do Home Educators terminate their programs?
Step 1 - In compliance with F.S. 1002.41, a written notice of intent to terminate a Home Education program for your student(s) is required to process a withdrawal for Home Education students.
Step 2 - Contact the perspective school to complete the enrollment process.
Please note: The parent must provide verification of the student(s) grade level (i.e. Official transcripts, Certified teacher/psychologist evaluation, students portfolio).
How do Home Educators evaluate their programs?
A student in a home education setting must be evaluated once a year to demonstrate educational progress at a level commensurate to the child’s abilities. The parent/guardian selects the method of evaluation from those provided in Florida Statute, then files a copy of the evaluation annually in the superintendent’s office.
The evaluation must consist of one of the following:
a. A Florida certified teacher chosen by the parent may evaluate the child’s progress based on the review of the portfolio and discussion with the student;
b. The student may take any nationally normed student achievement test administered by a certified teacher;
c. The student may take a state student assessment test used by the school district and administered by a certified teacher, at a location and under testing conditions approved by the school district;
d. The student may be evaluated by a psychologist holding a valid, active license pursuant to the provisions of Section 490.003 (7) or (8), F.S.; or
e. The student may be evaluated with any other valid measurement tool as mutually agreed upon by the school superintendent of the district in which the student resides and the