Florida Private School Home-Based Program

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Regulations For Educating Your Child At Home Using A Florida Private School Home-Based Program

You can also homeschool in Florida independently or by using a private tutor.

(For all regulations below see legal reference 1)

Notify The School District

Parents must simply enroll their child in a Florida private school home-based program. Each private school is required to annually report enrollment information to the Department of Education.

If you need to withdraw your child from a Florida public school be sure to first enroll your child in a private school program. Then notify the school that you will be withdrawing your child before you do so.


Not applicable.

Hours Of Instruction

The state requires each Florida private school home-based program to report the number of days that school is in session which must be at least a minimum of 180 days.

Required Subjects

The state does not require Florida private school home-based programs to teach a specific list of subjects.

Keep Records

The state requires Florida private schools to keep attendance records and copies of each students certification of school-entry health and immunizations.


The state does not require Florida private school home-based programs to test their students.

Immunization Laws For Florida Homeschoolers

The state of Floridarequires parents to vaccinate their children who enroll in a private school or umbrella school.

(See legal reference 2)

Legal References

  1. Private Schools: Florida Statute 1002.42
  2. Immunizations: Florida Statute 1003.22.

This summary is for informational purposes only and is not given as legal advice. HomeschoolStateLaws.com does not endorse any of the links or organizations listed above.

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