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Florida Legal Analysis

A detailed analysis of Florida’s homeschool law

Special Education Provisions for Florida

Special education provisions for homeschooled students in Florida.

The Importance of Recordkeeping in Florida

Here are the records you need to keep for your homeschool in Florida.

Florida Notices of Intent and Termination

In the state of Florida, you need to file a notice of intent when you begin your homeschool and a notice of termination when you stop. Use these forms as instructed below.

Compulsory School Age in Florida

Here’s when you need to start following Florida’s compulsory school law for each of your children.

Jury Duty Laws in Florida

Here’s what Florida law says about jury duty exemptions for homeschool parents.

Florida Withdrawal Forms

You can use one of these forms to follow the withdrawal procedure of the school your child is currently attending, depending on which Florida homeschooling option you choose.

Florida Educational Evaluation Form

There are several different options for the required yearly assessment. If you chose the educational evaluation by a Florida certified teacher, your certified teacher can use this form to attest to the student’s educational progress.

Public School Access for Homeschoolers in Florida

Here’s what Florida law says about homeschool students’ access to public school classes or services.

Child Labor and Work Permit Laws in Florida

Homeschooling? Here’s what you should know about Florida’s child labor laws and work permit requirements.

How to Withdraw Your Child from School in Florida

How to withdraw your child from their current school in Florida and start homeschooling them.

How to Comply with Florida’s Homeschool Law

Are you considering homeschooling your child? You can do it! As you get started, it’s important to make sure you comply with the education laws where you live. This page helps you understand how to homeschool legally in Florida—step-by-step.

Florida Homeschool Laws

Questions about how to homeschool in Florida? Start here for a quick overview: homeschooling laws & requirements, compulsory attendance ages, withdrawal, access to sports & special ed. services, recordkeeping, work permits, jury duty . . .

Where Did Our Students Go? District Specialists on the Hunt


New Homeschoolers: Outlandish Restrictions Proliferate

As the nation witnesses an unprecedented surge in families switching to homeschooling, misinformation about state requirements is also on the rise.

Kindergartner Misses Zoom Class, Gets Home Visit

A mom who decided to start homeschooling her kindergartner received a visit from officials. The reason? Her daughter had stopped attending public school classes on Zoom.

COVID-19 Leaves Kids in Education Limbo

Amber knew that her children would not do well with online learning. But when she notified the Palm Beach County School District that she was establishing a home education program they told her that no child could be withdrawn.

Getting Started: Homeschooling Mid-Year

Hear HSLDA Attorney Peter Kamakawiwoole, Special Needs Consultant Kristy Horner, as they discuss homeschooling and ways to get started mid-year.

How Does HSLDA View Compulsory Attendance?

Join Mike Smith and Dan Beasley as they discuss legislative attempts to lower compulsary attendance ages—and why HSLDA opposes them.

Who Ya Gonna Call?

“When CPS showed up at the door … we knew right away to call HSLDA.”
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