• For the most expeditious response to home education questions and requests, send an email to home.education@browardschools.com. 

    Please do not send paper mail as we have been experiencing delays in postal deliveries.  Email is the fastest and easiest way to contact our office. We also no longer have a fax line.

    Please visit this website on a regular basis as we will continue to update information.             

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Home School Education

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    Home education is a non-public school option. By enrolling in home education, the parent is assuming all educational responsibilities regardless of the mechanism used to educate their child.  In essence, the parent is becoming the teacher, guidance counselor, ESE specialist and principal of their home education school.  Home Education is 100% parent-driven

    Please note that this responsibility includes the submission of an annual evaluation, all correspondence curriculum, books, or on-line curriculum (FLVS, BVED).  The Home Education Office does not have access to any of the above third party educational records.

    Home education is in lieu of attending a public, charter or private school.  Home education students are not considered to be Broward County Public School students.

    Upon deciding to establish and maintain a home education program for your child, you will be governed by Florida Statutes regarding compulsory school age attendance laws as they relate to home education.

    Students with a prior pattern of public school non-attendance will be subject to monthly portfolio reviews. 

  • This program does not provide books, curricula, materials, laptops or diplomas.

    District offices are not permitted to issue high school diplomas to home-schooled students.


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    New students:

    Submit a Notice of Intent (PDF) to establish a home education program. 

    If your child is currently attending a Broward County Public School:

    If you have not previously attended a school in the District, and want to participate in a District School Service you will also need to submit:

    • Submit a Notice of Intent (PDF) to establish a home education program
    • Proof of residency (driver's license)
    • Birth certificate of the student

    The notice of intent can be sent to us electronically at HOME.EDUCATION@BROWARDSCHOOLS.COM 


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    The parent/guardian enrolling a student in a Home Education Program must:

    1. Provide an  Annual Evaluation (PDF) for each student, no later than each anniversary of his/her date of registration with the Home School Education program or upon termination, whichever date occurs first.
    2. Preserve each student’s portfolio for two years and make it available for inspection by the Superintendent’s designee, with a written notice.
    3. Maintain a portfolio of records and materials including a daily log of educational activities (title/author of reading materials) and samples of student work products (e.g., worksheets, writing samples) for all subjects.
    4. Annual evaluations can be mailed or emailed to our office.

    For your convenience, below is a list of evaluators that have indicated their interest in completing annual evaluations for Broward Home Education Students.  If you are an evaluator and would like to be on this list, please provide a copy of your Florida Teaching Certificate to our office. 

    List of Home Education Evaluators

    Per State Statute, 1002.41, annual evaluations shall comply with one of the following 5 options:

    1. A Florida certified teacher (valid regular teaching certificate) chosen by the parent/guardian shall evaluate the child’s educational progress based on a review of the portfolio and discussion with the student;  OR
    2. The student shall take a nationally-normed achievement test administered by a certified teacher;  OR
    3. The student may take a state student assessment test used by the school district and administered by a certified teacher, at a location and under testing conditions approved by the school district.  OR
    4. The student shall be evaluated by an individual holding a valid, active license pursuant to the provisions of s. 490.003(7) or (8);  OR
    5. The student shall be evaluated with any other valid measurement tool mutually agreed upon by the school district and the student’s parent

    If your child is working in FLVS FLEX, you may send in the FLVS transcript as the annual evaluation as long as the student completed a total of 4 courses (segment 1 and 2 for each course) during the previous academic year. 

    The Home Education Office does not have access to any third-party educational records.

    This includes all virtual correspondence curriculum, books, or curriculum (FLVS, BVED).


    1) The Summer EOC/FAST Registration window is now closed. If you registered for Summer Testing, you will receive a confirmation email with the location, date(s) and time(s) by Friday, June 21, 2024. Summer Testing is taking place from July 15, 2024-July 17, 2024. There are no make up days.

    The next registration window will be for Fall testing. Please check back in early August for registration.

    2) High School Juniors for the 24-25 school year who are interested in taking the PSAT at their boundaried school in the Fall of 24 can pre-register now by sending an email to home.education@browardschools.com Please include the child's name and DOB in the email. There is a fee to take this exam. 


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    We are currently signing dual enrollment forms for the fall and spring term.

    Broward College 

    • Broward College now has an electronic application.  Please visit their website to submit the dual enrollment form.  Be sure to click on the Home Education tab. 
    • Broward College has set up an email for questions. The email is dual@broward.edu.

    Florida Atlantic University

    Florida International University 

    • Submit a request for a verification letter

    Broward Technical Colleges  

    correspondence with the BCPS Home School Education Office: 

    If you mail the form, include a self-addressed postage-paid envelope.

    Electronic submissions can be sent  HOME.EDUCATION@BROWARDSCHOOLS.COM

    The form will only be signed if your child will be in compliance with an annual evaluation at the time that the semester starts.


    To participate, complete an application and submit directly to Bright Futures (external link).  There are time sensitive deadlines to follow.  An account must be created by the parent.

    Community service hours should be submitted to the Home Education Office on the service provider's letterhead.

    • Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) requires 100 hours.
    • Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS) requires 75 hours.


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    For any secondary student to be eligible to participate in Florida interscholastic music activities such as FSMA sanctioned Music Performance Assessments (MPAs) they must be enrolled/registered at a public school, private school, public charter school, home education music cooperative, or virtual school that is a member of FSMA. In addition, the student must be a regularly participating member in the appropriate middle school or high school performing ensemble (band, chorus, orchestra, or guitar ensemble) from that FSMA member school.

    A home-education student must either be a regularly participating member in an ensemble listed above or enrolled/registered at a home education music cooperative. In addition, the student must be a regular participating member of an ensemble equivalent to the above in the music cooperative. Home education students must be sponsored by their Active FMEA/Component member teacher from that home education music cooperative.


    To participate in a school athletics organization, Home School Education students must complete the Home Education Registration Verification "EL7" form (external link) and send it to the Home School Education office


    For Home School Verification (HSV) prior to participating in an extracurricular activity at the boundaried school, please complete the HSV form and send it to the Home School Education office.

    Extracurricular HSV Form

    Schools/programs may require an original form.

    For correspondence with the BCPS Home School Education Office: 

    If you mail the form, include a self-addressed postage-paid envelope.

    Electronic submissions can be sent   HOME.EDUCATION@BROWARDSCHOOLS.COM

    The form will only be signed if your child will be in compliance with an annual evaluation at the time that the sport/music session starts.

    Requests are processed in the order they are received.


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    A Notice of Termination (PDF) is required within 30 days of completion or termination of a home education program.   

    Please note that as of July 1, 2018, Florida Statute requires that you submit an annual evaluation with the notice of termination.

    You will receive an automated confirmation.

    Requests are processed in the order they are received.


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    If you would like to volunteer to be on the Portfolio Review Committee, please submit the form.

    Parent Volunteer Form (PDF)

    The form can be sent to us electronically at: HOME.EDUCATION@BROWARDSCHOOLS.COM.


    Please visit the sections for each of these categories for more information.

    Notice of Intent (PDF)

    Annual Evaluation (PDF)

    Notice of Termination (PDF)

    Additional forms

    Affidavit of Completion

    Broward College - dual enrollment (external source)

    DMV Reinstatement (external source)

    FAU- dual enrollment (external source)

    Music Form Verification for Home Education Students (external source)

    Sports EL7 Form for Home Education Students (external source)

    Transfer of Home Education Program

Contact Information

  • Home School Education

    610 NE 13th Ave

    Pompano Beach, Florida 33060

    Phone: 754-321-3860

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    TTL: --

    Phone: --

    Deanna Greist, EdS

    Home School Education Coordinator