Brevard Public Schools (BPS) recognizes and respects a parent’s right
to choose home education as a valid option for the education of his or her
child and seeks to build and maintain a positive relationship with home
educating parents through mutual understanding and positive communication.
The Florida Home Education Program, Florida Statute (FS) 1002.01, is
sequentially progressive instruction of a student designed and implemented
by the parent or guardian in order to satisfy the requirements of
both the Compulsory School Attendance statute (FS 1003.21) and
the Home Education Program statute (FS1003.41). A home education
program is not defined in law or rule as a school. The purpose of a
home education program is to permit parents to comply with the compulsory
school attendance law while teaching their children at home.
The parent who assumes responsibility for educating a child at home also has the responsibility for providing curriculum, educational materials and evaluations necessary to determine student progress. The school system does not supply texts, curriculum guides, or educational standards for the home-educated student.
A family that has established a home education program as required by
statute may enlist the help of a tutor, an on-line school including the
Florida Virtual School, correspondence courses, or other means to
provide the sequentially progressive instruction.
PLEASE NOTE: Processing of the forms below take a minimum of 36-48 hours. It may take as long as 10 business days, once you have mailed or delivered the forms.
Home Education Notice of Intent
Home Education Handbook
Home Education Written Evaluation
Home Education Request for Duplicate of Verification Letter
Home Education Sample EL7 Form
Home Education-Termination Notice
Home Education - Change of Address
May home education students participate in "interscholastic extracurricular activities" offered at public schools?
Yes. The Superintendent may allow home education students registered with BPS (F.S. 1002.41) to participate in interscholastic extra-curricular activities providing they meet the eligibility criteria established for an activity (F.S. 1006.15) Admission consideration is restricted to secondary schools beginning grade 7 (middle school).
FHSAA Home Education Flow Chart
FHSAA Non-Traditional Student Deadlines (EL7)
Under “For Parents and Students” click on Non-Traditional Student Deadlines
Here are some helpful links concerning Home Education:
Bright Futures and the Home-Educated Student
Florida Virtual School
Brevard Virtual School
For more information please call (321) 633-1000, ext. 528 or ext. 272
For more information on Florida Virtual School please contact:
Meghan Reites, M.Ed., Ed.S.
Professional Certified School Counselor
Florida Virtual School | 2145 Metro Center Blvd, Suite 100 | Orlando, Florida 32835
Phone: 407-513-3525 |Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Fax: 407-377-8346