Home Education is a parent-directed educational option that satisfies the requirement for regular school attendance. Florida Laws protecting home education became effective in 1985. Parents have the freedom to determine their child's educational path and the plan for reaching their goals. Students have the opportunity to explore and learn at their own pace, in any location or at any time. Home education students are able to enter institutions of higher learning and are eligible to participate in the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program. More than 106,000 students in approximately 75,000 families are in Home Education Programs throughout Florida.
The School District of Palm Beach County Home Education Program does not provide a diploma, credits, a certificate of completion, or graduation.Notice of Intent
Per Florida Statutes, 1003.21, (F.S.), the law states the student must turn the age of five by September 1st of the current school year to be enrolled in Home Education. The custodial parent(s)/guardian(s) of a home education student(s) must submit a written Notice of Intent per Florida Statutes.
Please complete the electronic Notice of Intent form below:
- Notice of Intent - English
- Notice of Intent - Spanish
- Notice of Intent - Creole
- Notice of Intent - Portuguese
- Home Education Program Transfer Request
An Annual Evaluation must be submitted no later than the anniversary of a student's registration date in home education per Florida Statutes.
Please complete the Annual Evaluation form below:
- Home Education Annual Evaluation form - English
- Home Education Annual Evaluation form - Spanish
- Home Education Annual Evaluation form - Creole
- Home Education Annual Evaluation form - Portuguese
Alternatively, if your child has completed a variety of courses through an accredited program, submit unofficial transcripts/report card on the letterhead including the student's name and date of birth. You may mail or email the information to the Home Education office: HomeEd@palmbeachschools.org.
Please see additional information on Annual Evaluations by clicking here.Notice of Termination
When a student completes The School District of Palm Beach County Home Education Program, a written Notice of Termination is required per Florida Statutes.
Please complete the electronic Notice of Termination below:Contact Information
Dr. Cheryl Bottini, Program Planner
3300 Forest Hill Boulevard, C–124
West Palm Beach, FL 33406–5813
Phone: (561) 434-8052
For Home Education questions, please e-mail: email@example.com