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    Home School Education

    Home Education is 100% parent driven.  By enrolling in home education, the parent is assuming all educational responsibilities regardless of the mechanism used to educate their child.  This includes 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.

    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, or materials.

    Students enrolled in the Home Education Program do not receive a high school diploma or certificate of completion

  • ENROLLMENT

    If you have not previously attended a school in the district, you will also need to submit:

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

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

  • ANNUAL EVALUATION

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

    1. Provide an Annual Evaluation (PDF form) for each student, no later than each anniversary of his/her date of registration with the Home School Education program as specified in section 1002.41, Florida Statutes. Evaluators may submit an electronic version.
    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.


    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.

    For more information on locating a Florida certified teacher contact FPEA.com or a local home education support group.

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

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

  • TESTING INFORMATION

    Home education students are not required to take any standardized tests.

    Summer registration is open until June 29, 2018.

    Pre-registration is required.

    Home Education students can register to take the state student assessment test via this website: https://www.broward.k12.fl.us/pm/ss/eocExamReg.asp

  • DUAL ENROLLMENT

    Contact the college for their dual enrollment form:

    Broward College
         Dual Enrollment Checklist
         Home School Dual Enrollment application

    Florida Atlantic University
         FAQ for FAU (external link)
         Submit the Non Public School Form (Only submit Statement of Legal Compliance to the Home Education Office)

    Florida International University – submit a request for a verification letter.


    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 to: HOME.EDUCATION@BROWARDSCHOOLS.COM

    The form will only be signed if your child is in compliance with an annual evaluation.

    Requests are processed in the order they are received.

  • BRIGHT FUTURES

    To participate, complete an application and submit directly to Bright Futures.  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.
       

  • SPORTS AND MUSIC

    MUSIC

    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.

    SPORTS

    To participate in a school athletics organization, Home School Education students must complete Section A on Page 3 of the Home Education Registration "EL7" form and send it to the Home School Education office.

    • EL7 form send original form to the BCPS Home School Education office – Florida High School Athletic Association

    Most schools/programs 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 to: HOME.EDUCATION@BROWARDSCHOOLS.COM

    The form will only be signed if your child is in compliance with an annual evaluation.

    Requests are processed in the order they are received.

  • TERMINATION

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

    You will receive an automated confirmation.

    Requests are processed in the order they are received.

  • PORTFOLIO REVIEW COMMITTEE

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

    Parent Volunteer Form

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

  • Information about establishing a program, annual evaluations, dual enrollment opportunities, termination, helpful websites, etc. may be found in Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Information

  • Home School Education

    1400 NW 14th Court

    Ft. Lauderdale , Florida 33311

    Phone: 754-321-1558

    Fax: 754-321-1694

    TTL: --

    Phone: --

    Angela Ryan Lublin, EdS, LCSW

    Home School Education Coordinator

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