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Home Education

Home Education is a parent-directed educational option that satisfies the requirement for regular school attendance.  Parents have the freedom to determine their child's educational path as well as the plan for reaching their goals.
 
This office serves as the designee for the Superintendent of Lake County Schools to families who opt to participate in home education.  Please email, fax or US mail any home education related questions or concerns to us directly. 
 
Home school families should refer to this website, or our Facebook page for information regarding important testing, events and other valuable information.
 
 

 

Please Note


By enrolling in home education, the parent/guardian is assuming all educational responsibilities regardless of the mechanism used to educate their child. This includes curriculum, books, technology and/or virtual program(s).

  • Upon deciding to establish and maintain a home education program for your child in our state, the parent/guardian will be governed by Florida Statute 1002.41. 
  • For high school students, you may want your child to be affiliated with a school or agency that issues grades, credits and diplomas.  
Students enrolled in Home Education do not receive a high school diploma or certificate of completion from our office.

 

"How do I register my child as a home education student?"

 1.  Send in your Letter of Intent or complete the convenient Online Registration Form. 

  • An electronic confirmation of home education enrollment is provided to families that opt to provide their email address.  

2.  Locate and secure your preferred curriculum.

  • If you’re interested in a virtual school’s part-time (or Flex) program, your next step would be to contact the school directly for registration. The virtual school issues login credentials, schedules and teachers.
Here is a link to the website of a popular virtual school: Lake County Virtual School or call  352-483-4260.

3.  Withdraw your student(s) from the current school.

  • The process for withdrawing a student from a Lake County Public School can be found under the 'Information' tab of the school's website. 
 
Please note that the statute allows 30 days for this process. 

 

Important Updates


(NEW) November 2021:

 

Click the following link for information regarding the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA), the Florida End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments and Industry Certifications as provided by the Lake County School District to Home Education students. 

Though they are not required assessments for home education students, they do meet the requirements for the annual home education evaluation required per F.S. 1002.41.

 

Let's Stay Connected! 

Angie Crittendon
Home Education Secretary
 
Email:  HomeEducation@lake.k12.fl.us
 
512 S. Palm Avenue
Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida 34737
Office:  (352) 742-6951
Fax: (352) 253-6779
 
This office serves as the designee for the Superintendent of Lake County Schools to families who opt to participate in home education.  Please email, fax or US mail any home education related questions or concerns to us directly. 
 
 
 

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