Home Education

Evelyn Diaz, Home School Contact
512 South Palm Ave.
Howey-in-the-Hills, Fl 34737

Main # (352) 742-6951

       FAX # (352) 742-6921

 Included on this page are copies of state and district requirements for home education families.  Also included is a copy of questions with answers of the most common questions about Florida's home education law.  This information is intended to give home educating families basic requirements regarding curriculum, materials, instructional time, and student evaluations.
 
State law defines a home education program as "sequentially progressive instruction of a student directed by his or her parent or guardian in order to satisfy the requirements of state statute". This wording allows for a great deal of flexibility in choosing the learning environment of home school students.
 
With the aid of technology, correspondence courses, and private sector curriculum; parents are able to access educational materials and guidance for their home education program. The school board does not provide or recommend materials or curriculum for families.
 
What are my legal responsibilities as a home schooling parent or guardian?
 
As parent or guardian you must:
 
Send a notice of intent to the Superintendent of Schools or designee.
 
Maintain a portfolio of educational records.
 
Make the portfolio available for review by the Superintendent upon a 15-day notice.                                             
 
Submit an annual educational evaluation for the home education student to the Superintendent or designee. These reports are to be sent to:   
           
 
                    Lake County Schools Student Services 
                    512 South Palm Ave. 
                    Howey-in-the-Hills, FL   34737
 

Retain the educational portfolio for two years.
 
Submit a letter of termination upon completion of the home education program or a change of residence.