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    Florida Homeschool Laws

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    Each student must be evaluated by:

    a portfolio review by a certified Florida teacher, or,

    a nationally normed, standardized test administered by a certified teacher, or

    a student assessment used by the school district, or

    Be evaluated by a Florida licensed psychologist or school psychologist, or

    be evaluated by any other valid measurement mutually agreed upon.


    You must also keep a portfolio. It should include:

    a log of educational activities made contemporaneously with instruction, with a list of the titles of any reading materials used, and

    samples of writings, worksheets, workbooks, creative materials, etc. used or developed by the student.

    You will need to maintain the portfolio for two years after it is completed.


    File a Notice of Intent one time within 30 days of beginning your homeschool program.

    It must include the full legal names, addresses and birthdates of each homeschooled student.

    The Notice of Intent is only required once but you should also submit a Notice of Termination if you cease homeschooling or move to a different county where you will again file a Notice of Intent.

    *The information on this page is for general use only. It should not be taken as legal advice. It is believed to be accurate however state and federal laws change every year. recommends joining an organization such as the Home School Legal Defense Association before your homeschooling adventure begins. HSLDA can provide complete, accurate, legal advice and services for homeschooling families.

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