Nassau Home Educators invites parents considering or new to home education to attend an informational meeting, Home Education 101 and 102, on Tuesday, January 16th at 7:15 PM at Breakthroughs of North Florida, 87003 Professional Way, Yulee, FL 32097. There will be time for a question and answer session. Please reach out to Michele Reuter at 904-654-6714 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions prior to the meeting.
Section 1002.01, Florida Statutes, defines a “home education” program as a sequentially progressive instruction of a student directed by his or her parent in order to satisfy the attendance requirements of ss. 1102.41, 1003.01(4), and 1003.21(1).
Who can teach in a home education setting? The parent/guardian is not required to hold a valid regular Florida teaching certificate. However, there are explicit requirements a parent must meet in order to establish a home education program. Parents who desire to investigate this option are encouraged to contact the local school district offices or visit the Florida Parent-Educators Association website www.fpea.com.
Home Education Requirements
- File a Notice of Intent with the local school district in which you reside.
- Keep a portfolio that includes samples of the student's work throughout the year and a reading list for a minimum of two years.
- File an annual evaluation with the school district to maintain home education enrollment.
- File a Notice of Termination of Home Education Enrollment AND a final evaluation when enrolling in a public or private school, enrolling in the Adult Education or GED program, no longer residing in Nassau County, or the child has completed their home education program.
Home Education Q&A from the Department of Education, Office of School Choice: Home Education Frequently Asked Questions, https://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/18379/urlt/DistrictHomeEduFAQ2021.pdf
The links for Nassau County School District's Notice of Intent, Notice of Termination, and Notice of Transfer for Home Education are listed below. The Notices of Intent and Termination forms must be returned to Nassau County School District, Office of Home Education. The parent or guardian may complete the form online, save to a computer, and return it via email, or a completed form may be printed and returned by postal mail or fax. All contact information can be found at the bottom of the forms. For any additional questions, you may contact our office at 904-277-9029 or email email@example.com.