Saturday, June 29, 2013

Registering with the District to Homeschool

One option for educating children at home in Florida, is to register as a homeschooler with your local school district (county).  Registering is very simple, and should be done within thirty days of beginning your homeschool program.

To register you may simply write a dated "Letter of Intent" to your district superintendent stating these things:

  • Child's name
  • Child's address
  • Child's birthdate
Then sign your letter and mail it to your superintendent at the county office.*  Though it is not required, it is a good idea to send your letter "certified, return receipt requested", so that you  know the district received your letter and you have written verification of this. 

Your district may provide forms for you to fill out instead of writing a letter, but please know that these forms are not mandatory----they are completely optionalBy law, you are only required to write a letter containing the above information.  You can see a sample letter of intent on the Florida Parent- Educators Association's (FPEA) site.

The date of your letter becomes the due date of your annual evaluation, so be sure to keep a copy of your letter and write the date on your calendar.

At this posting, Clay County homeschoolers are asked to send letters to the Clay County Home Education Office, 2306 Kingsley Avenue Building #20, Orange Park, FL 32073) or you may email hscinfo(at)  (District Home Education Website)

If you have any questions or concerns about where to mail your letter of intent, please call the district office directly to confirm the mailing address. (I will update this post if the policy changes.  Last update:  July, 2016 to update county contact mailing and email address.)

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