Home Education Information

  • Home Education is defined by Florida Statute, as "the sequentially progressive instruction of a student directed by his or her parent or guardian, in order to satisfy attendance requirements of SS.1002.41, 1003.01 (4) and 1003.21 (1)."

    This site contains information about the Home Education Program. The materials provided will give you the necessary information to initiate and maintain a Home Education Program for your child(ren).

    Florida Statute 1002.41 requires that you notify the District Superintendent or designee in writing of your intent to initiate a Home Education Program. In order to register you will need to complete and mail your Letter of Intent.

    Dr. Lastenia Peñaloza

    Assistant Superintendent
    Educational Choices and Innovation
    School District of Osceola County
    1200 Vermont Avenue
    St. Cloud, FL 34769

  • Home Education Quick Reference Guide
  • Home Education Quick Reference Guide (Español)
  • Letter of Intent (English)
  • Letter of Intent (Español)
  • Termination from Home Education (English)
  • Termination from Home Education (Español)
  • Home Education Program Transfer Request
  • Home Education Program Transfer Request (Español)
  • Upon receipt of your letter of intent, this office will send you a letter of notification that will provide you with documentation that your Home Education Program is registered with the state, as the law requires.

    If you are completing your Home Education studies, students must submit: 

    • Final Annual Evaluation
    • Signed Affidavit of Completion*
    • Home Education termination form

    *A signed affidavit of completion (notarized letter) submitted by the student’s parent attesting that the student has completed a home education program, pursuant to the requirements of s.1002.41, F.S. is the legal document of completion.

    *The parent/guardian is responsible for maintaining a portfolio of materials and records for each registered child as well as furnishing the Superintendent of Schools with an annual educational evaluation of each child's academic progress. Any cost related to the Home Education Program or evaluation is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.