Home Education

Home Education

HOME EDUCATION

 

Philosophy

Brevard Public Schools (BPS) recognizes and respects a parent's rights to choose home education as a valid option for their education of his or her child and seeks to build and maintain a postiive relationship with home education parents through mutual understanding and positive communication.

 

Overview

The Florida Home Education Program, Florida Statute (FS 1002.01) is subsequentially 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 (FS 1003.41).  A home educational progam 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 teachnig 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, educational standards or diplomas 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.

 

Beginning July 1, 2017 for Home Education enrollment:

 

If your child has NOT previously attended a school in Brevard County, you will need to submit copies of your proof of residency (current driver's license) and the student's birth certificate in addition to the home education notice of intent form .  Official copies of documents indicating guardianship are also required if you are not listed on the birth certificate as a parent.

 

Request for Home Education FSA/NGSSS Testing

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Processing of the forms below takes 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 Request for Duplicate Verification Letter

Home Education Termination Notice

Home Education Change of Address

Home Education Written Evaluation

 

 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).

 

HELPFUL LINKS

FHSAA

Florida Bright Futures

FLVS (Florida Virtual School)

Florida Parent Educator Association

Florida Department of Education (DOE- School Choice)

Brevard Virtual School