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    Student Services Department

     

    Home Education 
     

    Evelyn Diaz - Home School Contact

    512 South Palm Ave.
    Howey-in-the-Hills, Fl 34737
    Diaze@lake.k12.fl.us 
     

    Phone # (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?
     

     Home School Registration

    As parent or guardian you must:

    • Send a notice of intent to the Superintendent of Schools or designee by completing the Lake County home education registration form. 

              Home School Registration Form (click here for form)

    • Maintain a portfolio of educational records.
    • Make the portfolio available for review by the Superintendent upon a 15-day notice.                                            

    Annual Evaluation

    • A student enrolled in a home education program must be evaluated once a year to demonstrate educational progress at a level equivalent to his/her 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 or designee’s office. 

           Home School Evaluation Form (click here for form)

           

    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. 
      Home School Termination Form (click here for form)

     
      

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